"After a bilateral mastectomy, the removal of 14 lymph nodes and six rounds of chemo, I was a freshly-minted breast cancer survivor," says Ellyn Davidson. "I was bald, grateful — and exhausted."
What was supposed to be a relaxing few days away from home with her family following her surgery instead became a turning point for Ellyn. Still going through a lot because of her breast cancer — she had a breast reconstruction and a hysterectomy/oophorectomy ahead of her — Ellyn became a mentor for other women with breast cancer.
"Just as being a survivor is now an integral — and positive — part of my identity, so, too is being a mentor, an advocate, a doer on behalf of women with breast cancer," Ellyn shares. "I look forward to wearing that role for a long, long time."
Read Ellyn's inspiring story of mentorship and healing herself by giving to others: Heal thyself by paying it forward.
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