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Ashlee Hunt

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I am 30 years old & a TWO time breast cancer survivor! I was first diagnosed July 23rd, 2010, the day after my 24th birthday, with Stage 2A breast cancer. Newly engaged, Nathan, and I decided we wanted to fight the battle as husband and wife, and were married at the courthouse a week after my first chemotherapy treatment. I went through fertility treatments, four months of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy, & hormonal therapy and was living a healthy cancer free life for over four years. We hoped I would be able to carry our embryos once I finished hormonal therapy, but on May 18th, 2015, I received the heartbreaking news that my cancer had returned. Treatment the second time around was more aggressive as I went through eighteen weekly rounds of chemotherapy, six weeks of radiation and more surgeries. Although I am now cancer-free again, I will never be able to carry a child due to my continued treatment and history. This discouraging news has been the hardest for us to accept, but we have not given up hope. We have been blessed to have found a surrogate that will one day give us a little miracle and help us start a family after cancer. Life after cancer is one of the many struggles that young women diagnosed with breast cancer will face so I'm very open with my story, hoping I can help others that may be going through a similar situation. Raising awareness to this disease is so important to me.

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