Thursday, April 28th, 2011
On being BRCA positive…
“It didn’t really bother me – that my mom was positive for the gene – because at that point, we had gotten rid of the cancer.
That was all I really cared about.
My mom is a very emotional person. But, through this, she was so strong, the strongest I have ever seen her.”
And, I have nothing to complain about.
If all these women can get through it and be so strong, then I can too.”
“One morning I woke up and I was just crying. And, my husband said, ‘What are you going to do?’ And I said I didn’t know.
He said, ‘Well, you can sit around and cry about it, or you can embrace it.’
And that was it. From then on, I just embraced it.”
Michelle Berndt | 29 | Mansfield, TX | wife to Stephen | mother of Grayce and Tristan | admissions representative | mrs. US beauties 2010
Diagnosis: BRCA-1 Positive | fighter