I Am A 20 Year Breast Cancer Survivor

“When I was 35 years old, I was working a double in the NICU when something just didn’t feel right. I saw my doctors and they told me to come back in six months, but my gut told me something different. I pursued another specialist and was, unfortunately, diagnosed with breast cancer. I found out that I would need to have a mastectomy and I ended up having eight surgeries over the course of one year. It was tough, but I felt very strongly that I would do everything I needed to do to survive.

It turns out that I was the lucky one in my family. This September marked 20 years as a breast cancer survivor. I am a nurse, a mom of three, and a grandmother to four little ones. I am also a Zumba Instructor.

I do everything in my power now to help other survivors and I am so fortunate to be able to do so. As a nurse and a Zumba Instructor, I am blessed and it is a privilege to be able to dance to help others.”

Lynn Sheehan, licensed Zumba® Instructor; 20 years as a survivor and counting

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