8/29/14 @BRCAresponder WEEKLY

Featured in this issue: Barbie Ritzco, Mindy & Jon Gray-Basser Research Center, Personal Stories, Peter Devereaux, Genetic Counseling & Testing, Angelina Jolie, Coping & Communicating, Hereditary Cancer Book & Movie List, & more...


    by Nicki Boscia Durlester @NickiDurlester @PinkMoonLovelie
    Barbie Ritzco is an American hero. She is a career United States Marine who put her life on the line for ours when she deployed to Afghanistan knowing she had a lump in her breast. She unknowingly also had a BRCA2 gene mutation passed down by her father to her and her two sisters.
    It has been three and a half years since Barbie's initial diagnosis of Stage IIIB breast cancer. Recently her cancer recurred. Lovingly known as the Warrior Queen, her extraordinary story, written in her own words, is Chapter One in The Pink Moon Lovelies: Empowering Stories of Survival.
    I nicknamed her the Warrior Queen after she ran the Marine Corps Marathon in the fall of 2011. She pounded the pavement that day for almost seven hours on the heels of eight grueling rounds of chemo, following a bilateral mastectomy, while undergoing radiation. She refused to quit. She never will.   
  2. The Pink Moon Lovelies Empowering Stories of Survival is available on AMAZON. All earnings are donated to BRCA related organizations and facilities. 

  4. Diem Brown
  5. Kelly Rothe
  6. Annette Madlock Gatison PHD
  7. Lisa Nuse Dekka Franklin
  8. Jenny Davis
  9. Dorothy Brown

  11. Mindy & Jon Gray 

    Founders of the BASSER RESEARCH FOR BRCA

    Male Breast Cancer Advocate 1962-2014
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