Loren's Breast Cancer Badass Chick: Robin DiFlaminies

Loren highlights two-time survivor and advocate Robin DiFlaminies

October 11, 2019
Loren's Badass Chick

Robin DiFlaminies
Robin DiFlaminies

This week's Breast Cancer Badass Chick is Robin DiFlaminies, a two-time cancer survivor. 

 

In 2008, Robin was diagnosed with breast cancer and beat it. Then again in 2013, she was diagnosed with the same type of breast cancer... and beat it! Like many women, she opted to get a bilateral mastectomy, was given tissue expanders and eventually got implants. Unfortunately, after some time with her implants, scar tissue became so uncomfortable that she opted to have her implants removed. It's safe to say that Robin's been put through the ringer with surgeries... but what I'm so impressed by is how Robin is able to keep pushing forward and focus on helping other women who are in the same boat. In 2010 she created Robin's Breast Friends which, over the years, has raised close to $30,000 for the American Cancer Society. Not only does Robin get out there at her town's annual Norwood Day to spread the word, but she just held her 10th annual fundraising walk this past weekend. Plus, she's got very practical advice for anyone who is fighting their own health battle: keep a binder of every single medical record and create a one-sheet with important dates and surgeries so your doctors can easily keep track. 

 

Robin is an incredibly strong Badass Chick and it's so nice to see her not only doing such great things for others, but most importantly, feeling happy and healthy today! ​

 

 

Loren's Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!

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