Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. I was diagnosed with breast cancer that was found in a routine mammogram, then biopsied on October 6, 2016. After the diagnosis, I tested positive for BRCA2, the "breast cancer gene", so my doctors have recommended an aggressive approach to remove the cancer in my breast and to prevent cancer in other areas. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement.