“I was diagnosed in 2014 with stage 1 breast cancer. I had a lumpectomy, 23 radiation treatments, and 13 treatments of chemotherapy.
I was working in LSSNY’s Safe Haven program when it happened and everyone was very supportive. Especially my Supervisor Marcia. It was hard. I had blurry vision and swollen feet and I lost my hair. It affected my eyelashes, finger and toenails. It felt like I lost everything, but I never lost faith. To me it was always temporary.
Now I’m fine. I get tested every year and I encourage everyone to have regular mammograms and pap smears. I’m proud to be part of LSSNY and I am grateful for all of the support and encouragement people showed me.”
—Cynthia Osorio, The New LIFE School