“It’s like a BRCA Christmas!”

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By far, my favorite quote of the day from the lovely Amy… So perfectly describes today – probably the biggest day for BRCA awareness in history!

If you live under a rock haven’t heard, or didn’t get a fabulous midnight text about it like I did, Angelina Jolie came out today that she is BRCA1 positive and recently had a prophylactic mastectomy… Exactly the procedure I’m having in 2.5 months.

It’s so exciting to see the media world literally EXPLODE with awareness! Mostly good… Some terrifyingly uninformed. But people out there are talking! I had so many people ask “that’s what you’re doing, right?!” and inquire about what their potential risk is.

Needless to say, I’m so proud of Angelina for the decision she made, and respect how eloquently she described so many of the feelings I can identify with exactly. I’m so glad the world has a glimpse into this BRCA world. Though I think she had an added benefit in waking up from surgery to Brad Pitt! :)

Anyhow, just wanted to document this huge day for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer awareness… Excited to see where it goes from here!