15 years ago, Dana found a lump in her breast after her most recent mammogram came back clear. An advocate for her own health, Dana pushed for further testing, leading to her first diagnosis of breast cancer.  

For Dana, there is a gap in the mental health funding for breast cancer patients. To help patients navigate the mental and emotional toll of diagnosis and treatment, Dana believes that more funding is required. At 55 years old, Dana has now been living with metastatic breast cancer for eight years, but in the 16 years she’s been on her breast cancer journey, Dana never considered it a ‘fight’ but rather, her greatest teacher, helping her live a life of freedom and love. 

Dana urges those in their breast cancer journey to use their own voice to navigate their journey through listening to their bodies, rather than listening to the fear.