How is Amber doing….

Last year, about this time, we introduced you to Amber’s family.   Amber shared her journey and opened their family’s door to give us a peak at how breast cancer impacted her family.   As we learned, it not only impacted her, her husband and two adorable twins, but also her Mom, Dad and sister’s family.

We caught up with Amber, just before she and her family were headed to the beach for vacation.  Amber said she has enjoying life, the kids and getting back to normal; if you can have normal with almost 2 year old, very active twin boys.  Of course, she still has her checkups and participated in a clinical trial.  If you remember, Amber inherited the BRCA2 genetic mutation from her father’s side of the family.  In fact, since her sister also carries the genetic mutation, they have taken preventative measures together decreasing their chance of breast and ovarian cancer.  Amber’s mom is also a breast cancer survivor, and finished her treatment last fall.

Even though her twins keep her very BUSY, she has been able to resume working from home and has started working on some interior design projects.  All of which takes place during nap time, of course.  Toward the end of our visit, we talked about the group of this year’s honorary survivors and how Emily’s story was comparable to hers: a young newly diagnosed person, who was also a new mom.   Amber immediately wanted to meet her.  She knew how important it is to talk to someone who is going or has gone through “the fight”.   Like the group of honorary survivors reminded us during their photo shoot, they are part of a sisterhood, not by choice, but sisters in the fight.

Have you registered for the 2019 Knoxville Race for the Cure?  Join us as we celebrate the women and men in our Knoxville community in their fight, and as we remember those who have lost their battle.  Register and begin fundraising today!