When Karen Usry-Kitchens found a mass in her right breast, she didn’t know what it was.
Her family didn’t have a history of breast cancer. She was working as a nanny at the time and when she told her employer about it the next morning, the woman drove her straight to the hospital. A biopsy confirmed cancer.
“At first I was scared,” she said. “But I put everything in God’s hands and let him take control.”
She had heard horror stories about others’ battles with the disease, but for her it wasn’t as bad as she had heard.
“I was never sick,” she said. “I did lose my hair, but that didn’t bother me.”