Celebrating life after diagnosis and treatment and being ever SO thankful!

Last year, we introduced you to Debbie and her family. Debbie was our honorary survivor, our cover girl if you will, for the 2019 Tri-Cities Race for the Cure. She and her family have a very unique story of survival. To refresh your memory: Debbie was diagnosed in March of 2018, only a few months after her daughter, Amber. Amber carries the genetic mutation BRCA2.  Originally, they thought Amber inherited it from Debbie.  However, the genetic mutation came from her father’s side of the family. Their younger daughter, Ashley, went through genetic testing and also tested positive for the mutation. Since then, Ashley has taken preventative measures to help ensure she not develop breast cancer.

Fast Forward – Boy have they been busy making memories ever since! Debbie and Craig do not miss an opportunity to enjoy family and friends.  They try to spend as much time as possible with their four grandchildren.  Over the last year they have traveled to see some awesome places. In fact, the girls, Debbie, Ashley and Amber, took a trip to New York City. A trip that had been postponed when Amber was pregnant, and then later as Amber and Debbie battled breast cancer.

Although, life has not been perfect or without bumps, Debbie is enjoying every precious moment of it! She still will tell you that she is thankful because their journey with breast cancer has brought her family closer together than ever. Debbie also remains thankful for the emotional support Komen East TN was able to provide her family throughout their journey.

Join their family April 18 as we celebrate at our 15th Annual Tri-Cities Race for the Cure!