08 Feb The Light That Shines: Jill Brzezinski-Conley
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
For more information:
Facebook: Jill Brzezinski-Conley – Breast Friends
Website: Jill Conley Breast Friends