I was born in Sommerville, Massachusetts in 1962 and I was 45 years old at the time of my diagnosis – January 11, 2008. I have two aunts who had breast cancer: one who died right away, the other 20 years later. My experience helped me to appreciate every moment of every day and to take nobody and nothing for granted. To be able to live in the moment and be present and so thankful for so many wonderful caring loving friends and family, doctors, and nurses. I really want to bring awareness to both male breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer, which I have.
We ultimately lost Pete to breast cancer.