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Survivor Stories - Nannette

I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2018 at age 47. Even with this diagnosis, I believe that this is the path God has given me, and I plan to embrace it and see where it leads. Cancer has helped me put my priorities in order and I am more likely to enjoy the simple things in life. It has taught me to be more confident and helped me know that I am tough with strong inner-strength, and I don't feel the need to prove myself to others. I have a greater sense of compassion and support and find myself wanting to help others. I would never wish this diagnosis on anyone, but I have met some pretty amazing women that I may not have otherwise met and I am grateful for that. I look at life through a lens of gratitude and am filled with much more appreciation. I live in Bozeman with my husband and two sons, and on the weekends, you can find us at the Bozeman High football field and MSU Bobcat stadium. I recommend to others facing cancer to find your people, have a strong support group, and know that you do not have to face this alone!! Cancer Support Community is such a welcoming place and will help you connect with other people in a similar situation. Hope and my faith in God bring understanding, forgiveness and love, and with that, I feel less alone.