I started DJ Breast Cancer, a Podcast about my Breast Cancer journey for several reasons. The main reason was that during my breast cancer journey, I was fortunate enough to have had support and knowledge from my mom going through breast cancer on 2 separate occasions. For the majority of others, there is no family history and it is so completely overwhelming. My goal is to help one person along the way on their breast cancer journey. I also wrote 10 episodes with the intent that ANYONE can listen… sort of like a Girlfriend’s Guide to Breast Cancer.
Another reason for my podcast is that one of my breasties, Sandy Clausen, passed away on July 2nd, 2018 from a breast cancer recurrence. It is my way of grieving her and also honoring her memory. She was such a light and beautiful person and I want her memory to live on. Sandy took me to countless appointments and we really hit it off. We chatted about everything from the Cubs to her daughter to life. I still have the last voicemail she left me and sometimes I replay it to hear her voice and feel closer to her. Not long after she passed away, I was running in my neighborhood and I saw a cloud that looked exactly like a cancer awareness ribbon. It was unmistakable and I just felt she was sending me a sign. A few weeks later I saw a cloud that looked like an angel’s wing. I still feel her presence… I still cry when I think of her… I want others to know just how amazing she was!!