As a mother of 2 young boys, Juanita was shocked to receive a diagnosis of breast cancer at 44 years old. During her diagnosis, Juanita and her husband tried to keep their children’s lives as normal as possible while they anxiously waited on biopsies and test results.  

After surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, Juanita’s positivity helped her find strength in herself that she didn’t know she had. When treatment began taking a toll on her body and mind, and she felt like throwing in the towel, she leaned on those around her to help her through.  

Today, Juanita is back at work, enjoying her new hobby, golf, and embracing the art of meditation. She practices not taking anything for granted, cherishing her family, immediate and extended and her friends. She finds joy in saying yes to life and living her life to the fullest. Her advice? Connect with other survivors. Your story will never be the same as theirs, but there is an understanding that all survivors share.