From the day she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Meg Gaffney was her own advocate. So it’s no surprise that she’s forging her own way with recovery and reconstruction; including a plan that even her doctor admits he’s never seen before.
Nurse Meg Gaffney is committed to getting the best care as she battles breast cancer, but she does have one fear: pain. And as we found out, even Meg didn’t know how bad it would get.
Meg Gaffney surprised doctors and friends by rejecting chemotherapy, dropping out of radiation therapy after one treatment, and opting for a bilateral mastectomy. As a nurse and a patient, Meg is her own advocate, even moments before surgery.
Fit, feisty and full of life, Meg Gaffney is one more thing — the face of breast cancer. The path Meg has chosen for treatment is not for everyone; in fact, she’s doing something no one has done before. This is the first in a series of exclusive reports.
The year 2006 was a year filled with obstacles, but Lynn Tracey walked right past them. Even after the loss of her mother and a knee injury, Tracey went on to become America’s best race walker over the age of 50.
They’re bold, they’re beautiful — and they’re breast cancer survivors. Now, these women are glamming it up and saluting the stars of the silver screen. It’s art for a good cause, and they think you’ll never look at a calendar the same way again.
Just before her death, Princess Diana cleaned out of her closets to raise money for charity. Today, these gorgeous gowns are still saving lives.
When news anchor Wendy Chioji was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001, her struggle was closely followed by thousands. Six years later, Wendy is a relentless fundraiser, inspirational spokesperson and fearless competitor.