A LITTLE ABOUT ME!
HI, I'M PAIGE!
In January of this year I chose to have a preventative double mastectomy after finding out I have the BRCA 1 gene mutation. I was 24 years old and felt completely anxious, alone and afraid.
When I looked for support or guidance online, I was very discouraged to see that most of the articles talked about worst case scenarios and nightmare experiences.
After my PDM I felt empowered, strong, and sexy! I wanted other women to know that they can feel like this too.
When I started sharing my experience on Instagram I quickly realized that there are a lot of other women who felt alone and afraid before their surgeries too.
So I felt compelled to do everything in my power to prevent other young women from feeling alone.
Through Instagram I have formed a community of young women who have been affected by breast cancer in some capacity. Rather than having to sit in a stuffy support group meeting, I have started putting events together all over the US where we can get together in a comfortable and fun environment -- I call it Breasties!
It’s a great way for women in their 20’s and 30’s to get together for the love and support that they need without having to be in a formal support group.
For more about me and my Previvor story, click on the BRCA tab!