In August 2017, when Angelina received the news she had a 7.5 mm malignant tumor in her left breast she responded like the true warrior she's always been. No stranger to medical challenges, Angie was born with cerebral palsy and refused to let it limit her mentally, emotional or physically. Instead, her dynamic, strong-willed, and persistent personality helped her grow into the beautiful, fun-loving, fiercely independent, intelligent 33-year-old successful woman she is today.
Within a few weeks of her diagnosis she began an aggressive four-month, six-cycle chemotherapy treatment plan while continuing to go to work and stay positive. After she handled chemo like a boss she had a double mastectomy where they successfully removed all of the cancer. One month later she had the first stage of her reconstructive breast surgery. Three weeks later she was back in the operating room removing one of the infected breast implants.
Unwilling to let this setback stop her, Angie healed and had surgery number four to replace the infected breast implant. Next up was a four-week, Monday through Friday, 25-session radiation therapy treatment. After powering her way through radiation, Angie didn’t just return to her regular job, she added a second one. Yup, that’s Angie.
Fast-forward to February 2020, when back pain sent Angie to the doctor and the CAT Scan revealed a mass on her liver and small nodules on her lungs. A week later a biopsy confirmed the breast cancer metastasized. In true “Angie” fashion, she went straight into warrior mode and started four rounds of chemo, the first step in her intense treatment plan.
Prideful and private, Angie is hesitant to ask for help, but those of us who love her dearly aren't. How can you help, Angie? Glad you asked. We put this site together so you can stay updated on her progress while she focuses on kicking cancer's butt and recovering like the ROCKSTAR she truly is. If you know Angie, then you know her heart is big. So big that she’ll want to answer every call, respond to every text, entertain every visitor and make sure that everyone else is ok. You can help her fight, rest, and stay strong by using this space to find out how she’s feeling, what she might need, to check her schedule, and most importantly to send positive messages.
Thank you for your love and support! With love, Angelina & her family