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Share Your Story: Dina Sabra (Part 2/2)

Within 10 days of being diagnosed with DCIS breast cancer, Dina Sabra was off to Lenox Hill Long Island Jewish Hospital in the Upper East Side for a bilateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. Despite Dina’s Canadian citizenship and lack of insurance in the US, she chose to undergo her operation in the States because she would be treated much quicker as a patient paying out-of-pocket. Initially, the hospital wanted to keep Dina around for a few months before her operation, but they ended up being able to schedule her in three and a half weeks after her arrival. “I guess …

 

Let It Begin.

If you know me, you probably know my story.
When I was 12 in 2001, my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. She faced what most face when going through treatment – hair loss, constant fatigue, and pain. Being so young, to say it was hard to watch my mom go through it all would be an understatement. Although it felt like everything around me was changing, one thing always stayed exactly the same. My mom was still my mom. She still kissed me goodnight and made sure me and my brothers …