Episode 10: Kate Crawford (Breast Cancer at 28)

Kate Crawford was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (stage 4) when she was 28 years old. She was later found to have Li-Fraumeni syndrome which predisposed her to getting breast cancer. She is a mom to three children and when she was diagnosed, she created a “Mommy Bucket List” of all the things she wanted to do and experience with her children. She is a huge advocate for metastatic breast cancer research and through hosting lemonade stands, has raised nearly $80,000 for breast cancer research with her family. On today’s episode, we talk about the importance of advocating for yourself, how she is truly living (and not just existing) with metastatic breast cancer, her choice on undergoing mastectomy but not breast reconstruction, going through cancer treatment as a young mom and finally, the importance of giving yourself the grace to heal and recover without feeling guilty about it.

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What we talk about on today’s episode/great resources:

Lotsa Helping Hands

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (rare, inherited disorder – also check out my episode with Ingrid Kolstoe, who was also diagnosed with a rare cancer- low grade ovarian serous carcinoma)

Gotta Make Lemonade

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