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The pink moon lovelies : empowering stories of survival

Author: Nicki Boscia Durlester; Susan Long Martucci
Publisher: United States of America : Createspace, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First edition
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"The Pink Moon Lovelies are members of the Facebook group Beyond the Pink Moon, named after Nicki Boscia Durlester's memoir that intimately chronicles her journey after a breast cancer diagnosis. Nicki created the group to provide an active forum for discussion to raise awareness about the BRCA gene and breast and ovarian cancer. She never dreamed her homespun story would travel around the globe and Beyond the Pink  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicki Boscia Durlester; Susan Long Martucci
ISBN: 9781480271289 1480271284
OCLC Number: 839699258
Description: xix, 357 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Survivors: Barbie Ritzco, the original boobless bald BRCA2 Barbie --
Erika Lange, cancer makes the heart grow fonder --
Shera Delia, spring forward --
Susan Long Martucci, rosebud's daughter --
Maria Flodin, to be continued --
Zelda Nagel, nver EVER give up --
Barett Lewis, my prophylactic journey at 33 years old --
Lisa Harris, appendicitis?? --
Carla Joy Zambelli, from upside down to right side up --
Jeanette Fanelli, my breast cancer journey --
Jill Young, the treasures of darkness --
Lisa Mical, the lessons I have learned --
Nicole Page, lucky one --
Marlene Kuma Gutierrez, my introduction to the BRCA gene --Tracey Pimlott-Grogan, My body betrayed me --
Debby Lupo Livingston, my story of breast cancer --
Beth Weiner Pfeiffer, thankful for my genes --
Christine Garrett, taking back my life --
Susan Calhoun, somewhere over the rainbow --
Rosie Goldstein, my journey with the Beast abd BRCA1 --
Previvors: Melissa Johnson Voight, beauty from ashes --
Ally Bianchina Durlester, Bianchina's granddaughter --
Brenda K. Ritzco, running with the enemy --
Teri Smieja, the gift of life --
Carly Surber, choices --
Rachel Harrison, work in progress --
Sara Bartosiewicz-Hamilton, five years --
Helen Smith, where dark meets light --
Heather Grinde, quarter life crisis --
Jackie Coleman, facing up to reality --
Patricia Peters Martin, I'm a mutant --
Jessica Bremer, moving forward --
Amanda Johnson-Birks, green light flashes --
Amy Byer Shainman, my BRCA story --
Krystal Mikita, the road less traveled --
Lisa Ward, the gift of love --
my previvor story --
Nina Z.W., no regrets --
Ezzel, my endurance creates beauty --
Jennifer Benedict Beaty, my story --
Rainy Benedict, my life with BRCA --
C. Renée Savoie, the Keaton curse --
Tara Wiser Beirens, my journey --
Jessica Shaw Hirshon, what my father never knew --
Edel Taylor, my story --
so far --
Jessica Tyson, everything happens for a reason --
Sarah Miller Kerstetter, saving myself --
Emily Kelley, I chose prevention: my BRCA story --
Uninformative BRCA negative previvor: Lisa Marie Guzzardi, my BRCA --
less story --
BRCA (true) negatives: Kristi Ward McMurtry, BRCA1 and my family --
In memoriam: Linda Ritzco Cieszkowski --
May Smith --
May's story --
May's final message to the pink moon lovelies --
Eulogy for May.
Other Titles: Empowering stories of survival
Responsibility: created by Nicki Boscia Durlester ; edited by Nicki Boscia Durlester and Susan Long Martucci.

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"The Pink Moon Lovelies are members of the Facebook group Beyond the Pink Moon, named after Nicki Boscia Durlester's memoir that intimately chronicles her journey after a breast cancer diagnosis. Nicki created the group to provide an active forum for discussion to raise awareness about the BRCA gene and breast and ovarian cancer. She never dreamed her homespun story would travel around the globe and Beyond the Pink Moon would become a support group for people from all walks of life coming together to lift each other up with inspiration, humor, faith and love."--Description from www.amazon.com.

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