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Breast Cancer Survivor Jade Wyngaardt shares her story

In June 2017, Jade Wyngaardt’s life couldn’t have been going better. She had just started her own company and was doing amazing things with it, but her body was telling a different story.

“I didn’t know what it was but I just had a feeling that something wasn’t right,” she remembers. “I did a self-examination and found a lump.” When she told her husband, he dragged her to the doctor and she was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer. With her doctors, they formulated a treatment plan to fight it, but a few days before her scheduled mastectomy, the then mom of two woke up to a familiar feeling.

“I took a pregnancy test and it confirmed that I was indeed pregnant.” For anyone else, this would be a blessing, but in Jade’s case, it was a death sentence. “I had a hormone-sensitive cancer, so I was essentially giving it fuel to grow.”

The doctors recommended that, when they perform her mastectomy, they terminate the pregnancy. “On the day there was a complication, so though I had the surgery I was still pregnant. For me, it was a sign.”

Her treatment plan changed dramatically, but she’s happy to report that, not only is she healthy, but so are her twins! “I went into this journey thinking I would lose my life, but I came out of it with so much more.” Today, Jade’s home is busy with the sounds of happy little feet.

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