Kings Dominion is honored to share these inspirational stories from the amazing people in our local community who have dealt with the hardships of breast cancer. We are very privileged to be able to honor and pay respect to everyone that has fought so hard and been affected.» Back To List of Survivor Stories
My family had certainly faced breast cancer before. We lost my grandmother when I was a young child, and my aunt about 5 years before my diagnosis.
We walked in many Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events with me as the captain. Our team "Agnes' Angels" raised $20,000 in honor of my aunt. After working so hard to help raise money to find a cure, I was shocked when, at 35, I faced my own diagnosis. Following a partial mastectomy I had 12 weeks of chemotherapy. My husband, my children, and a 9 year-old family friend battling brain cancer took turns shaving my head two days after Christmas.
I was surrounded by my family and friends. Once the chemo treatments ended I had radiation treatments 5 days a week for 4 weeks. My last treatment was in April. That October I walked as the captain of another team. This time walking 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walk.
I am cancer free today. I live by the motto that got me through my fight "Everything is possible when you have faith."