Grancer= Grace + cancer (branding is everything)

I am a young mom of 3 sweet children and 2 dogs (one naughty, one nice). I was stunned by a breast cancer diagnosis (invasive ductal carcinoma and DCIS) on April 19, 2016. This site will share my story as I undergo treatment while surrounded by encouraging friends and family.

I’m standing up to breast cancer like a fighter (been kickboxing at the gym for quite some time now). After my diagnosis, a magnificent medical team came together to coordinate immediate treatment. Friends, neighbors and family assembled to become the kind of community that can provide tremendous ongoing support. [Note from Grace’s fam– as one of Chicagoland’s premier childbirth doulas (and the city’s #1 mom), she knows quite a bit about giving and receiving care.]

Sometimes it’s friends and family blogging here and sometimes it’s me.