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Breast Cancer Advocates Partner to Lighten and Brighten Patients' JourneyDecember 15, 2021
Cancer met its match – Abby Match, that is. After being diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer at 35, Abby faced cancer with a positive attitude to beat it after eight rounds of chemotherapy, surgery and radiation at Redeemer Health in partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper.
Now a thriver, Abby is part of Living Beyond Breast Cancer’s (LBBC) Young Advocate Program. LBBC is a national nonprofit organization seeking to create a world that provides trusted information and community support and resources to breast cancer patients. As a Young Advocate, Abby helps women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 45 understand the disease, provides peer support, and directs peers to much-needed services. Additionally, she connects others to LBBC through grassroots outreach within her community and helps raise awareness to make a difference.
Abby joined forces with LBBC and Stella & Dot – a boutique-style accessories company offering flexible entrepreneurship for women – to generously donate nearly 150 “pouf” gift bags for Redeemer Health in partnership with MD Anderson at Cooper breast cancer patients. The Stella & Dot gift bags include items such as bandannas, Kind bars, socks, teas, and an information card directing patients to peer support programs and helpline resources.
This generous donation surely brought a smile to our patients’ faces as they navigate their way through breast cancer treatment.
“This journey I’m on is not where I saw my life going, but I’m going to make something of it,” says Abby. “I’m going to make pink lemonade out of all the lemons. And that’s the best thing I can take from this experience.”
Redeemer Health’s partnership with Abby, LBBC, and Stella & Dot is one of the many ways Redeemer Health works toward its mission to Care, Comfort, and Heal. For more information about breast cancer services at Redeemer Health in partnership with MD Anderson at Cooper, visit https://www.redeemerhealth.org/breast-cancer.
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