Updated: Jun 24, 2020
1. In less than a minute, tell us who you are and why we keep hearing good things about you?
I am a cancer warrior. I founded 305 Pink Pack, along with my sister Nathalie, to provide support for women throughout their cancer journey. Our services are free to any woman in active cancer treatment in Miami-Dade because we want to ensure she is able to focus on healing.
2. What were the pivotal roadblocks and challenges you encountered along the way that helped you define your path?
The one roadblock that redefined my path was my cancer diagnosis. I was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at the age of forty following my first mammogram. Life as I knew it stopped, and my family and friends stepped in to care for my husband, me, and our eight-month-old daughter. They provided childcare, meals, and a number of other things I had no idea I would struggle with during my treatment. Because of this experience, my path is now focused on bringing support to other women going through the same journey.
3. Why did you choose this field? Who were your role models? And what pushed you to learn and become who you are?
During my treatment, I met my muse, Angela. She had recently moved to Miami and was diagnosed with breast cancer as well. Without a local support system, we searched for organizations that could assist her with childcare and transportation yet found none. 305 Pink Pack was created to fill this need, so that the next woman does not have to navigate this process without support. The cancer community is a strong and mighty one, ready to assist others in need.
4. What is your legacy? Do you care about leaving a legacy?
My legacy will be that people will have a better understanding of the importance of support during cancer treatment. We need our community, our village, to assist us, and we need to learn how to ask for help. It is impossible to balance treatment, work, and family and be successful at all three without help. 305 Pink Pack will organize your team and teach them how best to help you and then fill in the gaps where needed. My hope is that we will be able to expand our services to all families experiencing a cancer diagnosis and ultimately create a support center where families can come together and share their experiences and find hope with one another.
5. What can we all do right now to make this world a better place?
Right now, we are experiencing unprecedented times. We see moments each day when people make a difference and make the world a better place. Each of us can do the simple task of asking someone, “How can I help?” It is very hard to ask for assistance, even when we really need it. If you ask, you’re more likely to be met halfway.
6. In less than a minute, without sounding like a used car salesperson, tell us where to find you and what is the next big thing that everyone should be anticipating from you?
You can find out more about 305 Pink Pack on our Website and by following us on Instagram and Facebook. There, you will find the schedule for our virtual Pack Chats—discussion groups for cancer warriors everywhere. Before too long, we will be hosting local Pack Chat events, welcoming our warriors and their families!
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