Member Stories: Meet LeTasha

July 1, 2024

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The theme of A Calendar to Live By 2024 is to Write an Optimistic New Narrative. All 12 women who grace its pages have honest, inspiring stories written in their own words to share with readers -- as well as words of advice for other young women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Read on to get to know more about Ms. July 2024.

LeTasha S. Robinson – Ms. July | Diagnosed at 39 (2020)

On 7/6/2020, I was diagnosed with breast cancer from what was termed a 'Bloody Nipple.' I remember being at work immobilized by those words and crying in a lactation room for privacy. This was not supposed to be a part of my story. What happened before the mastectomy of my left breast is a blur. On 09/02/2020 I walked into the hospital with two breasts and on 09/03/2020 walked out with one. Cancer is scary but, in many ways, it saved my life. Yes, it said saved my life. I grew up in foster care where I learned to be self-sufficient. When my surgeon refused surgery until I had a support plan it blew my mind. Having never depended on anyone, asking for help was scary. I thought I would be rejected, but instead found a 'Family.' I no longer had to fight alone. They were there to fight with me. While this journey has so many unknowns, I am comforted for once in my life, I had a support system to lean on. I am grateful for H4TG, and my Warrior Sister Family. They were there on 04/13/23 when my mammogram revealed suspicious signs. I didn't tell family or friends; I immediately told my Calendar sisters. They encouraged me not to give up. God never wanted us to be an island in this thing called life. I am surviving the storm called cancer and surviving it with grace.





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