I was naïve, I never really knew what women go through. I was a dental hygienist for 23 years, I knew teeth and smiles. In my own back yard, Long Island is loaded with breast cancer taking lives; moms, aunts, cousins, daughters, nieces sometimes even men. I have been moved to what I witnessed through my internship with Suffolk Plastic Surgeons (East Setauket, New York) the education provided by these world-class surgeons. I am now a board certified fitter certified within two accreditation agencies qualified to meet the needs of all women in all phases of breast care.
Recently I saw a famous woman (will remain nameless) who announced her return to television after her heroic battle against breast cancer, she wore a scarf around her neck. I cannot sit back and watch one more woman HIDE behind their bodies!
I am a big fan of Oprah Winfrey, and she taught me at a very young age to be the cutest you can be, and there is beauty in everyone!
I live everyday moving forward seeing 20, 30, 40 to 90 year old women suffer the loss of a breast but more importantly their self-esteem, the sexy feeling you have because you’re a woman. I am determined because I know God choose me to be the vehicle to bring this service to Long Island. I will not stop until I have reached everyone.
My life, my children and my husband motivate me to make changes for the next generation.