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I am NOT my scar!

Photos by: Christopher Cardwell

Pam Breedlove was just 15 when her breasts started giving her problems. She was supposed to be worried about grades… her friends… make up. Maybe even obsessing over a first crush.

Yet there she was obsessing over a painful lump in her breast.Continue reading

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Little Girl Lost

PHOTOS BY: Michael Crisafulli

1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. It is lso the thirst leading cause of homesless in families. Each year, 2 million injuries and 1,300 injuries and 1,300 deaths are caused as a result of domestic violence. Three women are murdered every day by an intimate partner. Every nine seconds a women is a victim of domestic abuse in the United States.Continue reading

ASK THE DOCTOR, HEALTH & WELLNESS

She’s Your New Breast Friend

Surgeon for Breast Reconstruction at the Quatela Center – Dr. Emese Kalnoki

I managed to live without my hair because I knew it would grow back. But I couldn’t cling to the same kind of hope after my double mastectomy. Unlike hair, breasts weren’t going to grow back. I thought it was going to be fine. They were only breasts; just because they were gone didn’t mean I was any less of a woman.Continue reading

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Making a Fresh Start

Forgiveness is the Gift We Give Ourselves

Rebuilding after domestic violence is one of the hardest things a person will ever do. Too many people believe that domestic violence ends instantly once the couple separates and all goes back to normal. I think this is one of the main reasons why people looking in from the outside so often ask the question, “Why doesn’t she/he just leave?”Continue reading

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