R NIKEI have this in common with Angelina Jolie, but it isn’t Brad Pitt. It’s a BRCA1 mutation, i.e. the “breast cancer gene.” It runs in my father’s side of the family and I recently tested positive for it. I’m healthy and do not have cancer, therefore I decided to take preventative measures.  

I keep a running blog on my experience with getting a double mastectomy and reconstruction. The reason I offer a public window into this part of my life is because I believe someone out there needs to see that this isn’t the end of the world, of life, of health, or of happiness! So please take a look, or pass this info on to someone in your life that may benefit from reading about my experience. 

My blog is located on my website: www.emilyfordworld.com/BRCA

To health, happiness, and a fun fulfilling life!