Kathleen, or ‘Sunshine’ as she is known to her friends, is currently recovering from double mastectomy breast cancer surgery. Her family has been especially hard-hit; in less than one year, both her sisters have undergone double mastectomies for the same disease. The American Cancer Society statistics indicate that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and that for women with two first-degree relatives diagnosed with breast cancer, risk is tripled. Sunshine’s mother and grandmother also battled the disease.
Sunshine and her sisters, Angel and Brenda, are all feeling positive about the future, and are working to inspire others facing this monumental struggle. Closer-knit than ever, they have put their story on their Facebook page: Three Sisters Survival.
“It’s important that all women routinely check themselves, and have regular exams,” says Sunshine. “My sisters and I hope by sharing our story, we’re helping others with early detection and treatment.”
See below for more information:
3 Sisters Face Battle Against Breast Cancer – San Diego News Story – KGTV San Diego
For readers in the Coachella Valley, Kathleen’s story appeared on Monday, February 13: Channel 3 at 5:00 PM and on Channel 2 at 5:30.