–– Carla Amorim
The first is that Carla is very young; she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 35, five years before she would have gotten a mammogram in the US. There are many women who can benefit from her experience; be aware of changes in your body even if you think you’re too young to experience breast cancer. I have read many instances of woman younger than 40 who have been diagnosed and it’s important to know what to look for. The second is that Carla identified the symptoms of her breast cancer herself, which is similar to my own experience. And finally, I found it inspirational and incredibly moving to read of Carla’s love for her young son and how he helped motivate her to keep her spirit and strength throughout her ordeal.