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My Destiny

The fall season is in full swing with hopes of cooler temps and pumpkin flavored everything. As we welcome in October, it is also a time to acknowledge a major issue for women’s health, breast cancer awareness. Currently, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, which is a scary thought as you look around your circle of friends.

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This month I am proud to partner with an incredible organization called My Destiny that provides financial assistance and emotional support to those that are at risk of developing breast cancer and help offset the many costs of preventive measures such as additional breast screenings and genetic testing.

I was also surprised to learn that there is a higher risk of ovarian cancer in women that are at risk or have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed at a later stage, making it harder to treat. It’s important for every woman to be diligent about getting their annual checkups and genetic testing when able. You can learn more about ovarian cancer here.

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It is my honor to donate 60% of the proceeds from my Destiny Collection and 10% off any pink-hued item at LoveYourBling.com to My Destiny to help cope emotionally and finally from this disease.

Below is a collection of quotes from women that have benefited from the support provided by My Destiny.

bccb17ac8384f86a961e54b180a021bd“The group has been a blessing.  You are looking at your family, knowing your breasts are time bombs, and wanting to live for them.  You are filled with fear, but also wanting to do whatever is necessary to see your children grow up.  Finding this group of like minded mothers, daughters, warriors, made the journey not just possible, but doable.  When you don’t think you have the strength to go another step, the BBs are there, with support, love, prayers.  The time bombs have been defused.

“Some of the most comforting words in the universe are “me too”.  That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you are not alone, and that others have been down the same road”.

“I don’t know what I would have done without the group. I found it shortly before my prophylactic double mastectomy. When I started having complication after complication it felt like the ladies in the group were the only people that could even begin to comprehend what I was going through. It’s not just a Facebook group its a true sisterhood…one I am very proud to be a part of.”

“When I first joined the prophylactic mastectomy group (my destiny) there were 250 members. Although family members were going through similar procedures due to our brca1 status I still felt disconnected. It’s amazing how people who aren’t even in the same times zone can ‘get’ what you’re going through. People in this group supported me through hellish months and for that I’ll be forever grateful. 3.5 years later I’m still a member of the group that has a ridiculous amount of ladies looking for support. It makes you wonder where we would all be without My Destiny. For me I have no idea, but my life wouldn’t have been as rich as it is without it in it.

“I feel alive and hopeful of life now!.. My Destiny’s FB group has been a huge resource for my healing.  Thank you so much for helping make it possible to get my surgeries.”

“I don’t know what I would have done without the group. I found it shortly before my prophylactic double mastectomy. When I started having complication after complication it felt like the ladies in the group were the only people that could even begin to comprehend what I was going through. It’s not just a Facebook group its a true sisterhood…one I am very proud to be a part of.”

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