This is my 6th year as a model and 9 years as a survivor. I do this every year because the sisterhood is amazing. One night with these women is like a whole year of therapy!! Gilda's is my family, my heart and one of the best things about Royal Oak!! 9 years ago I was told I had DCIS breast cancer and that changed everything... Yes there were surgeries, medications and pain BUT there were many silver linings: Gilda's, BFAC friendships, my family and an appreciation for life. I have also lost friends along the way...that hurt more than any surgery. I am blessed and want to dedicate my 6th year as a model to my friend Erica Stone who showed me kindness and love and lost her battle...miss my Warrior!!