#IamKomenATL – Taurus Dotson
When I was 42 years old, my first routine mammogram led to a biopsy, which later revealed a breast cancer diagnosis. My son was 2 years old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I knew right away that I would fight as hard as I could to be here for him. After discussing my options with doctors and family, I settled on the course for my treatment: a mastectomy along with a tram procedure, followed by reconstructive surgeries. My outlook on life has been transformed by breast cancer, and my needs have changed too. As a breast cancer survivor, I know first-hand how important it is to empower yourself with the knowledge and tools to lead a healthy life.
Komen Atlanta provides resources and a community of support to help me navigate life as a survivor. Although my journey ahead is uncharted, I have the tools and partners I need to thrive.
This October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you have the opportunity to save the life of someone in our community. Say, “Yes Ma’am!” by making a donation to Komen Atlanta to help provide a free or low-cost mammogram to someone in need in our community.