Posted by Lauren Patao

About 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. That's 12% of the female population. Every 2 minutes, a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with breast cancer. Chances are, you or someone you know will develop breast cancer and begin the arduous fight to becoming a survivor. At Taudrey, we support your battle and encourage you to stay strong and positive despite the circumstances. Throughout the month of October, we will be highlighting 5 strong women who have either personally dealt with breast cancer or have a family member who has. If you would like to submit your testimonial, you may do so to: info@taudrey.com.  

Monica Gracia reminds us to see the extreme beauty behind the turmoil. 

"Beating breast cancer was the most challenging thing I've ever had to endure. It truly tested my faith and my will to survive! I'm here today to tell you that it CAN be done! If you have a POSITIVE attitude you will see a great amount of beauty hidden behind all the turmoil. The beauty of your family, friends and complete strangers coming together to support you, and the beauty of the millions of people who support this cause. You will see the beauty of experiencing the meaning of true love when you’re feeling and looking your worst yet your husband still looks at you as if you're the most beautiful woman in the world. Lastly, you will experience the beauty of God’s love, grace, and faithfulness.  Ladies, make sure to get your yearly check ups and conduct self-examinations!"