Eileen Z. Fuentes | The Light That Shines: Jill Brzezinski-Conley
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08 Feb The Light That Shines: Jill Brzezinski-Conley

Jill Brzezinski-Conley www.thespeach.com

Photo: Jill Conley Breast Friends

Jill Brzezinski-Conley, is a young breast cancer survivor initially diagnosed at 32, just one day before her birthday. She underwent a double mastectomy, aggressive chemotherapy and radiation and now, at 35, has incurable stage-4 breast cancer which has metastasized to her bone. Inspired by her story, portrait photographer Sue Bryce offered Jill a 5-day trip to Paris for an amazing photo shoot which includes what most pink ribbon campaigns fail to show. This video gives us a glimpse of the grueling process, the scars, and the role of caregivers. As reported in the Huffington Post, Jill’s aim is for women to feel good about their bodies, regardless of how they look, particularly those in their 20s and 30s who have had cancer. She’s also passionate about educating young women about breast cancer as she delayed seeing a doctor even when she noticed that she had an inverted nipple. Jill has a special request for Victoria’s Secret which I fully support, but you’ll have to watch the video to find out what that is.

After undergoing treatment, Jill has been unable to work, a common issue amongst cancer patients. If you’d like to help, you can donate here.

“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it.” ~ Yves Saint Laurent

‘The Light That Shines’ a story for all from InBedWithSue.com on Vimeo.

For more information:

Facebook: Jill Brzezinski-Conley – Breast Friends

Website: Jill Conley Breast Friends

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Eileen Z. Fuentes

After a breast cancer diagnosis in 2008, Eileen became her own Self-Healthcare Activist. She is an Integrative Cancer Coach and works full-time helping patients do more than just survive at Columbia University’s Cancer Center in New York City.

  • Giselle Lugo
    Posted at 16:30h, 22 February Reply

    What an amazing story! XOXO

    • Eileen
      Posted at 20:29h, 22 February Reply

      It truly is. That’s the thing about illness, it brings more angels into your life than you ever imagined.

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