Twist on Cancer: My diagnosis of triple-negative breast cancer in 2021 forever changed my life and my family’s. I am a wife and mother to an 11 and 7 year old and this last year was equally hard on them. I’ve only recently completed my treatments, which included chemotherapy, lumpectomy, reconstructive surgery, radiation, and immunotherapy. I was amazed at my strength and that of my husband and kids throughout the process. We learned when times are tough you have no choice but to rise to the challenge because it’s what must be done. Some of the things that I learned in my journey was to take each day at a time and celebrate all the milestones along the way. Another thing that really helped me process my feelings was through a CaringBridge.com blog. It allowed me to share my feelings and express what I was truly thinking. It also documented my journey and allowed my friends and family to join me for support during my treatment. If you are touched (smacked) by cancer, just know that you will come out with some scars both visible and invisible, but they won’t define you. Lean on your community of friends and family, they want to help, and it will make a difference. I plan to use my experience to help others who unfortunately will come after me. I can make a difference in this world and that is what I plan to do.