Category Archives: Interviews

A Daughter’s Story

Julia is a student at the University of Texas at Austin. She is like any other typical college student: she has five siblings, countless number of friends, and does art as one of her many hobbies. Unfortunately though, her mother, Martha, was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2014, turning her life upside down.
It came as a shock to the family, because Julia’s mom seemed very healthy and there wasn’t any history of breast cancer in the family beforehand. However, she underwent a double mastectomy. Luckily, the cancer hadn’t reached her lymph nodes, so chemotherapy was not deemed necessary.
Being the …

 

Homemade fundraiser makes true ‘difference’

By Jessica Heslam
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 –

When she was 16 years old, Carol Brownman Sneider lost her mother to breast cancer in 1973.
Sneider thought “science would have all the answers” by the time she grew up, but that wasn’t the case.
Then, her daughter was born.
“I just wanted to see her grow up,” Sneider said yesterday. “She inspired me because I wanted to see her life.”
Sneider, 56, has poured her heart and soul into Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, an annual fundraiser that has raised more than $650,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute over the past 13 years, according to the …

 

The Evolution of Dee Dee Ricks Part 4 Breast cancer gave Dee Dee a new job and mission!

A new mission!
The economy took a downhill turn around the same time Dee Dee Ricks was battling breast cancer. Dee Dee is not one to let things get her down.  She does her best when she piles everything on her plate and makes lemonade out of lemons.    Downsizing, rebuilding a business, caring for her sons and a new mission the fight against breast cancer are now a part of Dee Dee’s life.
Dee Dee does much in the fight against breast cancer.  Although fundraising and being a breast cancer advocate is not her full time job (that belongs to running her …

 

The Evolution of Dee Dee Ricks Part 2: Dee Dee is a BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR!

 
The magnitude of being a breast cancer survivor occurred for the first time in the first week of October 2011 for Dee Dee Ricks when she was giving a speech at Johnson & Johnson. This was quite an experience for Dee Dee.  Up until this point in time, having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and continued her treatments through 2009, Dee Dee considered herself still to be a patient.
Now she was past the point of being a patient and had to deal with the magnitude of being a survivor for the first time.  This was huge! Four years …