Living Brave Through Breast Cancer is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on supporting men and women diagnosed with breast cancer within the first five years who have struggled mentally, spiritually and financially.
Our organization is based on a referral from medical facilities, family members or friends. Our goal is to financially assist five individuals every year, both men and women, who are currently diagnosed or who recently overcame breast cancer, and have struggled financially, within the first five years. Living Brave TBC, along with a host of Guardian Angels, considering our founding motto "Each One Reach One", is determined to be a support.
No one should have to fight cancer alone.
Our goal is to continuously expand Living Brave TBC as an avenue to educate people about "Early Detection", financially and emotionally support the lives of those directly affected by this horrifying disease.
With the help of our tireless staff, we organize fundraisers, community-building events, and in-depth training sessions for our volunteers.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team! If you know of someone who is fighting breast cancer or would like to volunteer, send us a referral via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, (or) call the office at (248) 212-0888.
My name is Zell Randle. I am the Founder and CEO of Living Brave Through Breast Cancer. I am also a two-time breast cancer survivor. I launched Living Brave TBC in 2017 after a need for financial assistance was denied while battling breast. cancer. Unfortunately, this is a common theme among breast cancer survivors/fighters. No one should have to fight cancer alone or need help financially while fighting for their lives. Our organization is based on a referral from medical facilities, family members, or friends. My goal is to build this organization to become a strong family membership of fighters, survivors, caregivers and supporters to help and support as many people as we are able to. I strongly believe in each one reach one.
I'm blessed to be five years past cancer on my right side and four years past on my left. I evicted Mort and Marty (yes, I named them) and since then I am learning to live with my new body. It has been a challenging journey and I continue to have pain that is a constant reminder of the warrior I have become. Because of this journey with breast cancer twice, I have found new confidence in my ability to overcome any challenges I may face. I identify with the Phoenix that has risen from the ashes. I even named my new business Phoenix Tax. I have found that there is life after cancer. I particularly enjoy finding solace in gardening my back yard which I call Giverny, named after my favorite artist, Claude Monet's home in France. I ground myself daily when I take off my shoes and feel the earth under my feet. I am now slowing down and smelling the flowers. I think that quote was written by a cancer patient who has learned to appreciate the small things. Moving forward, I feel it is my mission to inform people about the importance of genetic testing (if there is a family history of ovarian and/or breast cancer) and getting yearly mammograms. In my case, I missed my mammogram appointment because I was busy taking care of my business and my family. By the time I rescheduled, my breast cancer was at stage 2. Looking back, I wish I would have made my health a priority at that time. Additionally, had I known about genetic testing, I could have better prepared myself about my chances of getting cancer and made an educated decision regarding my health. If I could help even just one person to get checked, my mission will be accomplished because early detection saves lives.
You take care of everyone else and your health should be a priority. .
My name is Darleen Marie White. I am the proud mom of three wonderful children. My journey started with my routine yearly mammogram that I have not missed since I’ve began 20 years ago. They spotted something as they have done in previous years; we all thought it was going to be dense tissue as it has been previously. After an ultrasound and biopsy, I received the bone chilling news that it is the big C. I am grateful for the fast-moving process and early detection. I had my first surgery in April. Three days later I received another call to say the mass was much larger than expected, and I was rescheduled for a second surgery in May. I am currently undergoing radiation treatments, which is a huge task within itself. I am not complaining – completely grateful that I do not have to have chemo infusions. The doctors have suggested taking Tamoxifen pills (which is a 5-year chemo treatment) but I am opting out of that. I am completely confident that radiation will complete this process for me.