BRCA Memoir, Children's Books, Author, Expert, Public Speaker, Artist
My memoir, Cancer Time Bomb: How the BRCA Gene Stole My Tits and Eggs, tells what it was like to choose preventive surgeries to remove my breasts and ovaries after testing positive for the BRCA genetic mutation. As the title suggests, I balanced a serious subject with sarcasm and humor. As well, I wrote about our family while revealing my strong relationship with my mother. My sister had already survived breast cancer (BC) in 1994, but after a second BC late 2007, my family was tested. The faulty gene was passed down through my dad's line: his mother and only sister/sibling died from the disease at young ages, and his only niece battled BC when my sister had her first BC. My high risk of cancer left me terrified; not just for myself, but for my children. I am comfortable speaking about my BRCA journey and my story that offers universal themes of family and facing our fears. Thanks to Angelina Jolie, this issue was brought to the forefront. My second book, Freedom Doesn't Just Come Along with a Tree, is a children's Hanukkah story I wrote and illustrated. The story promotes tolerance and diversity and is told from a young boy's perspective of being the only Jewish child in a classroom during the holidays.
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