Why Me? Many people have asked me if I have ever contemplated the question “Why me?”. Truth is, I asked myself this question just once. It was back when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, April 28, 2015. I was told that I had a very aggressive type of breast cancer and was [...]
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Why walk with the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Walk Across SECT (TBBCF)? Why should you walk with TBBCF on October 7, 2017? Cancer has touched all our lives in one way or another. By walking, you are raising awareness, building a healthy habit, funding breast cancer research, and supporting your community. Many people [...]
Fat Clam Triathlon This was the third year that Tri-Mom Productions LTD put on the Fat Clam Triathlon. The race takes place at a YMCA camp in Coventry Rhode Island. It starts with a quarter mile open water swim, followed by a 12-mile bike up and down multiple steep hills, and a flat as [...]
Before Cancer I wasn’t born with breast cancer; it is something that became a part of my life at the age of 31. Since then my life has been divided into “before cancer” and “after cancer”. Up until this point I have shared a lot of what has happened after the cancer diagnosis in [...]
Moving Forward How does one move forward when they are continuously getting knocked down? The answer to this question is multifaceted. Recently, I have had a lot to digest from managing side effects of the new oral chemotherapy, celebrating milestones and continuing to train for triathlons. On May 26, 2017 I had my last chemotherapy [...]
Jeremy Han Jeremy and his crew at his three Shack Restaurants have raised thousands of dollars for TBBCF over the past decade. Not only that, but Jeremy has helped us create a fundraising model for Breast Cancer Awareness month both in southeastern Connecticut and western Rhode Island that has been copy/pasted into numerous other [...]
What just happened!!! The date was Friday June 9, 2017, results day, for the CT-scan and biopsy, taken Monday and Tuesday of that week. My friend Sandy had quickly relieved some of my stress a couple weeks ago when she volunteered to accompany me to this appointment. Knowing that I was going to need [...]
A Curve Ball thrown into My 2017 Triathlon Season! “I TRI because I Can” Each year I start the season with the same race, the Mystic YMCA Sprint Triathlon, which consists of a half-mile swim, 15-mile bike and a 5k run. The race was held on Sunday June 4, 2017. This was perfect timing [...]
Game Changer: Metastatic Breast Cancer OCY TRI 2016 After being told that I had no evidence of disease, I immediately went back into triathlon training mode. I had made a promise to myself that I was going to do those same six races that I was unable to do the year before. [...]
Swim, Bike, Run…to Find a Cure for Breast Cancer Just Keep Smiling! “Just keep smiling!” has been my motto throughout the last two years of my life. I was 31 years old the first time cancer came into my life. On April 28, 2015 I was diagnosed with stage IIIC Triple Negative, Inflammatory, BRCA2+ [...]