On September 25, 2009, I became a young breast cancer survivor. I was 31 years old and had two kids ages 3 and 1. Today is my 9-year cancerversary. I am a 9-Year Breast Cancer Survivor!
9-years! My 9-Year Breast Cancer Survivor Cancerversary
9 years! On this day, 9 years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. 9 years ago, I wasn’t sure I’d see our 1 and 3 year-olds go to kindergarten or that I’d reach my 40th birthday. Those first few days were so scary, all I knew was that I had cancer, and we weren’t even sure it was even breast cancer. We had to wait a few days to get more details. What a rough weekend!
Here I am! Not only did I see both kids go to kindergarten and my 40th birthday, but I have also been able to experience so many wonderful things over these last 9 years. I am grateful for this extra time to do all of the things I enjoy and spend time with the people I love. Thank you all for your support over these last 9 years.
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Rachel K. Belkin, M.Ed is an Austin, Texas blogger, entrepreneur, speaker, freelance writer, and educator. After selling her lifestyle blog for six figures in 2021, she teaches business, blogging, and influencer marketing strategies that helped her build her business on part-time hours. Bylines include MSN, Associated Press, HuffPost, Medium, NewsBreak, and Hometalk. She has been featured on KXAN, Studio 512, Fox 7 Austin, CBS Austin, and other news and media outlets.