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Topic: Melissa's Breast Cancer Awareness Events
Posted By: Melissa P.
Subject: Melissa's Breast Cancer Awareness Events
Date Posted: Oct 14 2013 at 6:41pm
I'm going to use this thread, to post breast cancer events that I have participated in and TNBC sisters I've met on the way. I hope y'all enjoy! 

Such a fun night at Detroit Tigers Breast Cancer Awareness night at the game on Friday, Sept. 13th with survivors being honored on the stadium's infield in front of a sell-out crowd of 40, 389 with a 6-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. I went to the game with my Triple Negative Breast Cancer sister, Andrea Laduke Kayson from our online group and a few of her friends, including TNBC sister, Dea Ruelle. 


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Melissa Paskvan and TNBC Sister, Andrea Laduke Kayson

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Triple Negative Breast Cancer Sisters from our 
online group, Dea Ruelle,  Andrea Kayson and 
Melissa Paskvan

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Detroit Tigers hosts the Kansas City Royals 

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Us survivors honored on the infield

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Melissa Paskvan and TNBC Sister, Andrea Laduke Kayson

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Us survivors being honored on the infield

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  TNBC Sister, Andrea Laduke Kayson and Melissa Paskvan

More photos on my blog: 

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com



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Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Oct 29 2013 at 8:20pm

Susan G.Komen Breakfast 2013 with my Victory Center Sisters



Good times again with some of my local gals, my breast cancer survivor sisters of The Victory Center. All of these ladies are amazing and we try to get together a few times a year to support local breast cancer awareness events and celebrate LIFE together.


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Us lovely ladies are all TNBC Survivors!
Jill, Diane, Diane, Genny, Melissa and Rita

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TNBC Survivors: Jill,  Melissa and Deb

More photos on my blog: http://mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com/2013/10/susan-gkomen-breakfast-2013-with-my.html" rel="nofollow - http://mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com/2013/10/susan-gkomen-breakfast-2013-with-my.html


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Oct 30 2013 at 5:07pm
17, 000 participants in this year's 20th Anniversary Race for the Cure of Northwest, Ohio on September 29, 2013. This is the biggest event in Toledo every year raising more than $1 million with 75% of funds remains in Northwest Ohio to help provide education, screening and support services.  In support of my "Pink Sisters" whom I met during this journey, TNBC sisters that I've known to battle to the end and to those that are still fighting fiercely, I continue to fight beside you all and in your honor. 
As of 2013, Susan G. Komen has invested more than $74 million in over 100 research grants focused on Triple Negative Breast Cancer since it was first identified as a distinct type of breast cancer in 2006.

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We're all survivors!

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Melissa Paskvan, Michelle Moore and
 TNBC sister Diane Pokrywka

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TNBC sisters Genny Diaz,
 Melissa Paskvan and Kim Youster


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Melissa Paskvan and TNBC sister, Diane

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Melissa Paskvan and
TNBC sister Genny Diaz

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TNBC sister, Rita Hafner
and Melissa Paskvan


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Nov 05 2013 at 9:17pm
Toni Turchi Foundation 5k run/walk on Oct. 5, 2013, benefiting the Cleveland Clinic and the research of Dr. Tuohy's vaccine.

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Melissa meeting TNBC sister Toni Turchi in person

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We're all breast cancer survivors!


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Melissa Paskvan walking for the Vac

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Toni Turchi's for breast cancer research

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TNBC survivor Cheryl and Melissa

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Dr. Vincent Tuohy and Judy Fitzgerald
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Melissa Paskvan and Dr. Vincent Tuohy



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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Nov 18 2013 at 2:42pm

Angelo Merendino ‘Observing and Reacting’ Humanizes Cancer Exhibit 2013

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http://mywifesfightwithbreastcancer.com/" rel="nofollow - On October 5, 2013 returning from a breast cancer benefit, I made a stop in Cleveland to see an exhibit that I've been following for the past year of Angelo Merendino's photography of "My Wife's Fight With Breast Cancer." Angelo's work is amazing, capturing challenges and sadness as his wife battled her breast cancer. In this exhibit, 'Observing and Reacting' Humanizes Cancer, Angelo's black and white photos reveals the reactions from people passing by his wife, Jennifer, bald and using her walker as she walked in her city of New York City. Being a breast cancer survivor myself, as I walked through this exhibit and looking at each photograph, I could visualize myself walking beside her with the pedestrians staring at you with being bald and looking sick.  The photographs reminds me of my own experience of when I was losing my hair, and my son didn't want me to come to his school's halloween party because he was afraid that the kids would laugh at him, because my hair was all "messed up" now. Yes, my feelings were a little hurt, but I assured him that it will be ok. I showed up at his classroom party with me wearing a fleece hat in 70 degrees weather... and all the kids were staring at me but didn't say anything... a little awkward it was.
Originally from  Akron, Ohio , Angelo married Jennifer in 2006. 
5 months later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and lost her battle in 2011.

More photos on my blog:  http://mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com/2013/11/angelo-merendino-observing-and-reacting.html" rel="nofollow - http://mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com/2013/11/angelo-merendino-observing-and-reacting.html


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Nov 19 2013 at 4:27pm

Jonna's Body, Please Hold, Toledo Performance 2013


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Jonna Tamases and Melissa Paskvan
October 10, 2013, Me and my Triple Negative Breast Cancer survivor sister, Diane met up with other survivors of our support group for a night of laughter and inspiration watching a one-woman play, Jonna's Body, Please Hold. Jonna Tamases, who wrote and stars as herself in her 1 hour cancerous dark comedy performance that chronicles the invasion of cancer in her body, but uses humor in getting through her challenges. Jonna, a 4 times survivor had battled Hodgkin's Disease twice, Large-Cell Lymphoma and Breast Cancer and remains cancer-free today. After the show, I had the pleasure of meeting Jonna, a very sweet, funny and compassionate lady who was very interested in hearing my journey and being 4 years out from cancer myself.

More photos on my blog:  http://mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com/2013/11/jonnas-body-please-hold-toledo.html" rel="nofollow - http://mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com/2013/11/jonnas-body-please-hold-toledo.html


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Nov 23 2013 at 10:50am

One for the Bucket List... Detroit Red Wings Breast Cancer Awareness Night 2013


I have seen posted several times in my online support groups, what is on your bucket list?  I've seen other survivors list a trip to Ireland or Hawaii, another wants to go skydiving... me? I just want to go to a Detroit Red Wings game. On October 12, 2013, I was able to cross this off my bucket list as I went to my very first pro-hockey game on their breast cancer awareness night against the Philadelphia Fliers.
 My highlight was seeing Red Wings goalie, Jimmy Howard skating out onto the ice rink geared up in a pink ribbon helmet and pink arms and legs padding with pink ribbons on his shins... Personally I thought he looked bad-ass!

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Melissa Paskvan and Angie
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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: krisa
Date Posted: Nov 25 2013 at 2:54am
Thank you for sharing!


Posted By: denise07
Date Posted: Dec 05 2013 at 6:58am
Thank You!

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DX Idc 10/07,st2,gr3,2/6 lymphnodes


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Dec 26 2013 at 10:50pm
You're welcome ladies... I hope you're enjoying the posts :)

http://mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com/2013/12/holiday-party-with-my-gals-of-victory.html" rel="nofollow - Holiday Party with my Gals of The Victory Center 2013

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Our breast cancer support group
5 of us here are triple negative breast cancer survivors


One of the greatest gifts is friendship, and I'm very thankful that I have these ladies in my life, who have helped me piece my life back together after going through my breast cancer. Thank you The Victory Center and to the ladies of our breast cancer support group for this special get-together, love to you all!... We have today!


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Dec 28 2013 at 11:16pm

First Featured Person of 2014 on The Toni Turchi Foundation Website

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"My loving family"

I’d like to introduce to you a women who is has taken her despair and used her journey in an effort to “pay it forward”.
Meet my friend…..Melissa Paskvan from Toledo Ohio.
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(Click on link)


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Dec 31 2013 at 1:53am

Flippin to a Cure Logo Bracelet in Support of Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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I absolutely love my new bangle!

I am honored and proudly wear my new beautiful handcrafted triple touch of pink "Flippin to a Cure" logo bracelet that I received by Dr. Regina Flippin as part of her holiday giveaway.  I love wearing my new three loops bracelet that symbolizes support for those affected by triple negative breast cancer.
Dr. Flippin is a TNBC survivor herself and is the founder of "Flippin to a Cure" to raise awareness to triple negative breast cancer. Information on how you can purchase your own TNBC logo bracelet or to learn more of Dr. Flippin's story and her foundation, please follow the link to her site.
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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jan 26 2014 at 4:54pm

Going to California... Visiting my Triple Negative Breast Cancer Sisters


This past October 2013,  I had the most fabulous time with a weekend of adventure in California hosted by my Triple Negative Breast Cancer sisters from our online support group.  We had planned a girl's weekend get-together full of fun and relaxation. Feeling the excitement as I was in the sky for 6 hours flying over mountains as this is my first trip to Cali.  I arrived in San Jose on a Thursday where I was picked up at the airport by TNBC sister, Kathleen (Katie) whom was my roommate 8 months prior at Seattle's Young Survival Coalition Conference for breast cancer survivors.  Katie showed me around her hometown in Saratoga and have introduced me to her family before we headed to San Francisco to meet up with 2 more TNBC sister's Maria and Lisa Lee whom were meeting us for lunch for some Dim Sum at Yank Sing restaurant.  I had also previously met Maria at the Seattle conference too.  I've tried a lot of different kinds of Asian foods and enjoyed fine wine over good conversations and a lot of laughter. Katie gave me a tour of San Francisco as we headed towards the Golden Gate Bridge. I just took it all in and enjoyed the beautiful scenery.  Katie and I headed to the mountains for our weekend at the cabin.  
On Friday, another TNBC sister that I had also previously met in Seattle, Lisa B. drove in and spent the day with Katie and I in the mountains for wine tasting at Saluti Winery where we tasted several kinds of wine.  We drove through the mountains enjoying the spectacular view of endless vineyards and forestry and made a stop at Apple Hill for some shopping. 
On Saturday, Maria and Lisa Lee met up with us again at the cabin for eats and beer tasting night. After a fantastic weekend with my ladies, there was one quick stop in Sunnyvale that I absolutely had to make before I get on that plane to head back to Ohio. I had to see TNBC sister, Stephanie whom was one of the first  TNBC survivors that I had met online 3 years ago as I just finished treatment and she was starting hers. Though it was a very short visit with Steph, it completed my trip  and was really nice to meet her face to face. Thank you ladies for a much needed "group therapy" weekend, I really enjoyed myself and appreciate your hospitality. Much love xoxo Melissa


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 Lunch date with the ladies for dim sum at 
Yank Sing, San Francisco TNBC sisters, Lisa L. and 
Katie standing, Maria and Melissa sitting.
...and I said I don't drink wine!


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Melissa and Kathleen - Taking in the view...


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Wine tasting at Saluti Winery with TNBC sisters
Kathleen, Lisa B.  and Melissa.
"Fight like a girl, Drink like a lady"

 
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TNBC sisters, Lisa B., Katie, Maria, Lisa L. and Melissa


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FINALLY!... Meeting TNBC sister, 

Stephanie Flores face to face


Many more photos on my blog if you want to view. Enjoy!
http://mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com/2014/01/going-to-california-visting-my-triple.html


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Mar 22 2014 at 6:43pm
Fun Times at Toledo Rockets for the Cure
The ladies and I had an exciting time at The Toledo Rockets for Cure game where the team auctioned off their game jerseys, helping to raise $13,582 for breast cancer research.  The Lady Rockets defeated the Ohio Bobcats in front of a season high crowd of 4,692 with a 62-58 win. I love having a girl's day out with my pink sisters and having a blast living life!


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Us Victory Center Ladies, 3 of us are TNBC sisters

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Me and my favorite Lady Rocket, Andola Dortch



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WTOL's Chrys Peterson and Melissa


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Mar 25 2014 at 9:07pm

I'm spreading TNBC awareness among the MLB fans again this year by sharing my story of my fight with Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Your vote will help me get closer to a chance to be a voice for TNBC awareness as honorary bat girl for the Detroit Tigers, "Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer" game 2014. Follow the link and search for me by name, Melissa Paskvan under the team, Detroit Tigers. Thank you, M. http://mlb.mlb.com/honorarybatgirl/2014/gallery.jsp" rel="nofollow - http://mlb.mlb.com/honorarybatgirl/2014/gallery.jsp (Click link)

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Mar 26 2014 at 4:52pm
Toledo Walleye's Pink in the Rink 2014


I tell you, I always have so much fun hanging out with my pink sisters... Thank you ladies for your good company, laughter, supporting breast cancer awareness in Toledo and of course, supporting the Toledo Walleye in a standing room only crowd of 8,200.


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Promoting TNBC Awareness among a crowd of 8,200 people!

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Me and my pink sisters: Karen, Melissa P., Jyll, Lori, Rita, Diane and Melissa J. 5 of us here are TNBC


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Me and my fans, Muddy and Muddonna!

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Spike digs my sign!


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Mar 27 2014 at 10:02pm

My Visit for TNBCDay 2014 Informational Session with Dr. Lisa Newman

On March 3, 2014, the day where TNBC Awareness is nationally recognized with many grassroots events planned in support of bringing awareness to Triple Negative Breast Cancer. Any money raised during these events and online events will be donated to the TNBC Foundation in it's efforts in funding research to help find our targeted therapy for TNBC.  I started a fun day off by attending an informational session with my pink sister, Jyll up in Dearborn, MI with Dr. Lisa Newman, a very well respected oncologist from the University of Michigan Medical Hospital, who has done extensive research on TNBC in African-American women. I also had the pleasure of meeting up with my TNBC sister, Maureen from my online support group. I was very excited to meet Maureen and she was so sweet to talk to.

“Triple Negative Breast Cancer is one pattern of the disease, but it is one that we have to have a heightened sense of awareness,”  - Dr. Newman said.  
 


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Pink sister, Jyll and Melissa

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TNBC sister, Maureen and Melissa

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Melissa and Dr. Lisa Newman

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Us TNBCDay supporters with Dr. Lisa Newman


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Apr 17 2014 at 11:44pm
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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: May 04 2014 at 10:48pm

TNBCDay 2014 with Dr. Mohamed at UTMC... 

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Melissa showing where she found her lump
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YES!
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My TNBC ladies Jyll, Melissa, Rita and Diane



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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jun 06 2014 at 10:56am
TNBC Sisters Unite for Hope for More Tomorrows

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jun 06 2014 at 11:00am

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Melissa and TNBC sister, Ann Pietrangelo


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jun 06 2014 at 11:02am

Lego Kid's Fest 2014, Novi Michigan

Thinking of my TNBC sisters while I'm at play...

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jun 06 2014 at 11:07am
National Cancer Survivor Day, June 1, 2014

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My Pink Sisters: Karen, Melissa J.,  Lori, Beth,
Jyll, Joyce, Melissa P. and Diane
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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jun 25 2014 at 6:43pm
OOPS, chemo-brain moment.


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jun 25 2014 at 6:54pm
I love my local bc support group Heart

Victory Center ladies - I'm on the left end





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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: denise07
Date Posted: Jun 25 2014 at 10:33pm
Mellissa,
YOU are one caring...motivated...beautiful women.Thank You for your event posts I just love it.Keep up the great work we all appreciate it!
Hugs,
Denise

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DX Idc 10/07,st2,gr3,2/6 lymphnodes


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jun 25 2014 at 11:16pm
Thank you Denise, I am very involved in the breast cancer community and love all my sisters. I try to bring awareness and attention to TNBC where I can. I'm glad you enjoy my postings, I've got more yet to come as I finish my postings to my blog. Love and hugs, Melissa


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jun 28 2014 at 4:53pm
Komen Blogger Summit, DC 2014. More photos and story on my blog at http://mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com/2014/06/inside-look-at-komens-blogger-summit.html" rel="nofollow - http://mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com/2014/06/inside-look-at-komens-blogger-summit.html
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Us bloggers with Komen CEO and President,
Dr. Judith Salerno at Bistro Bis at the George
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Komen CEO and President, Dr. Judith Salerno and me
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Us bloggers with Susan G. Komen Founder,
Nancy Brinker and her son Eric Brinker
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Susan G. Komen Founder, Nancy Brinker,
me and Eric Brinker


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jul 03 2014 at 12:09am
Conference for Young Women (C4YW) 2014 in Orlando, Florida this past February. It was was a weekend full of education and fun where several hundred breast cancer survivors came together to learn from medical expert speakers, workshops, group discussions, exhibitors and from other survivor who have walked your journey and who "get it." More photos and story on my blog: http://mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com/2014/06/fun-with-familiar-faces-at-c4yw-orlando.html

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Melissa and TNBC sister, Lisa Southerland O'Connor
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Melissa and TNBC sister, Angie Munoz

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Melissa and TNBC Sister Raymon Bessix "Beyond Boobs!"
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TNBC sister, Sara Kouten
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"Triple Step Towards the Cure", Lori Flowers and Melissa

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TNBC Sister, Roxanne Martinez and Melissa
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TNBC Sisters, Amy, Jeanna, Sara, Lisa and Melissa
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Melissa and TNBC Sister, Ishiuan Hargrove
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TNBC Sisters Melissa, Rebecca and Angela

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TNBC Sister, Elizabeth Luttrell and Melissa
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TNBC Sister, Shelly Finfrock Gardner and Melissa
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TNBC Sister, Tanya and Melissa

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TNBC Sister, Gin Marks and Melissa


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TNBC Sisters!
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 TNBC Sisters

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Melissa and TNBC sister, Traci Gordon



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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: rosewater
Date Posted: Jul 03 2014 at 1:31pm
Hi Melissa, thanks for sharing. It's really inspiring to see yourself and all of these TN women looking so happy and well.

Cheers,
Rosewater

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DX IDC TNBC 03/14 age 40, Stage 1, Grade 3, 2cm, 0/4Nodes, lumpectomy 04/14, DD A/C x4, Taxol x12, Carboplatin x2, BMX 10/14, rads x28 Finished Jan 14/15, Oopherectomy Jan 29/15 BRCA 2+


Posted By: JenniferBentley
Date Posted: Jul 05 2014 at 11:46pm
I enjoyed reading your post and all your pictures. I noticed you are located in Toledo,Ohio. That is where my home town is. I too am a TNBC survivor. I am in remission for 1yr now. I love living life to the fullest and enjoy attending breast cancer awareness events. Good luck with everything and keep the pics coming. Thanks for sharing.Smile
Jennifer Bentley


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Stage 1,grade 3, brca-, no nodes,reconstruction,Tumor removal 12/12, 4 rounds of chemo.


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jul 06 2014 at 6:50pm
Thank you Susan G. Komen Affiliate of Northwest Ohio for the write-up in your summer 2014 issue of "The Promise" newsletter!

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jul 06 2014 at 6:56pm
Thank you Rose, we are all so happy and love getting together at breast cancer events and such. Keep enjoying life to the fullest and make it memorable!

Jennifer Bentley, you're one of the lucky one's to get out of Toledo, I envy you! Im glad you and everyone else that enjoys viewing my photos and reading my posts. Start a thread and post your event photos too!

Heart Melissa


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jul 14 2014 at 6:59pm

I Am the Face of Triple Negative Breast Cancer!

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jul 14 2014 at 7:02pm

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation's Wall of Hope...

I gladly accepted when a committee member of Peace, Love and Hope, an annual fundraiser in New Jersey for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation; and was said it would be their honor to have my story and photo displayed at their event on the "Wall of Hope" along with other TNBC survivors submissions.  It was an amazing opportunity to share my story in helping put TNBC awareness in the forefront with many, many people viewing, who will be making contributions to the TNBC Foundation at this event this past May 5, 2014.
Then... I got a personal invitation that they would love to have me at the Peace, Love and Hope fundraiser as a big thank you to me, but... With regret I had to decline and it was very hard for me to do, for I've been so wanting to attend this event for the past 3 years, but financially I just couldn't travel plus I had used up all my personal days at work for the year. I'm just grateful that though "not in person" but still be a part of Peace, Love and Cure 2014 in helping a organization that I am so passionate about, The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation. I was told that the "Wall of Hope" created a lot of positive buzz among 400 people who attended... that makes my heart happy!

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jul 21 2014 at 5:41pm


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Girl's night out at Toledo Mud Hens Baseball Pink in the Park, July 2014

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Yes, I do love Muddy... and Chrys Peterson does too!

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Us Victory Center's Warriors!

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Us Victory Center's ladies rock!


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jul 27 2014 at 12:50pm

Taking the Scenic Route at Komen's Global Race 2014...

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Melissa Paskvan
Taking it all in as a blogger VIP special guest at Komen's 25th Anniversary of the Global Race in Washington DC on May 10, 2014.  With over 15,000 race participants on the National Mall, you can really feel the enthusiasm of "IMPACT" among the enormous crowd during activities leading up to the race.
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Melissa and TNBC Sister and Komen Advocate,
Peggy Johnson
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Melissa Paskvan
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Melissa Paskvan

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Yes, I did!
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Us bloggers!

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TV Personality, Rene Syler and Melissa

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Aug 26 2014 at 4:34pm

A Woman Walks Through Life Painting A Portrait...

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Today, August 26th, I am happy to be 5 years being cancer free! I've been trying to find words to describe what I'm feeling as that beast called cancer invaded my body unannounced and made it's bedding in my breast. It's scares me to realize how vulnerable our bodies are and yet there is so much more we need to do to be proactive through body awareness, screenings, education, family history, diet and exercise.
I'm very involved in the breast cancer community in hope of making a difference in reminding women that early detection is a serious matter, and please do your monthly breast self-exams and stay on top of your annual mammograms. This past year I've participated in and attended many breast cancer awareness events with my pink sisters, conferences and meetings where I've spoken at and have made many connections, interviewed for a video story, interviewed for articles for  https://www.facebook.com/curemagazine" rel="nofollow - CURE magazine ,  https://www.facebook.com/thetoledoblade" rel="nofollow - Toledo Blade  newspaper and had my survival story published on various health websites and in a breast cancer survivor book of inspirational stories. I continue to blog on my " https://www.facebook.com/TripleNegativeBreastCancerWontBackDown" rel="nofollow - Triple Negative Breast Cancer, I Won't Back Down ! site, reaching out to women across the globe. I'm not sure where this journey will take me from here, but I'm certain the best is yet to come! The ladies that I've met on this path I've been traveling on, they all inspire me as we were brought together because of our Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) fight, and I continue to fight for our Sisterhood.
Soon, I will be planning my TNBC Day 2015 fundraising and awareness campaign for 3 years straight, as I represent the  https://www.facebook.com/TNBCFoundation" rel="nofollow - Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation  as TNBC Champion for the state of Ohio. My passion lies here with the TNBC Foundation and us TNBC sisters and I hope my family, friends and supporters will support me in my upcoming fundraising efforts to make an impact in research in hope in finding our targeted therapy very soon. Thank you God for bringing me through another year of enrichment and being with my husband and son. Tonight, I will celebrate LIFE with my girls at  https://www.facebook.com/TheVictoryCenter" rel="nofollow - The Victory Center ! Much Love, Melissa xoxo


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Sep 08 2014 at 9:25pm

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In my hands, I am holding my very own copy of "Faces of Inspiration", gifted to me by Beverly Vote of Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine.  Looking for hope and encouragement?... it's in this book. Looking for someone that's walked your path and who have shared the various emotions during your breast cancer fight?... you'll find her in this book too. This book is a collection of inspirational stories written by some really courageous women who speak from their heart of their own personal breast cancer journey to inspire and bring hope to those affected by a breast cancer diagnosis. Each story is presented with a photograph of the contributor, putting a face to these words of inspiration.  A little touch of uniqueness was added into this book... Page 90.  You'll just have to buy the book and read... I hope my story brings you comfort and hope, hope for more tomorrows.


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"Sharing my Journey"


In honor of Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month Receive 20% off and free ship­ping until Octo­ber 31, 2014. 

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Sep 10 2014 at 9:09pm
I hope you all been enjoying my postings. Here is a link of a video posted on my blog of me talking for a interview of my local Komen of Northwest Ohio.Star

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Sep 11 2014 at 2:25pm
The Wishing Garden...

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My wish...


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TNBC Sisters, Melissa and Lisa 




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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Sep 15 2014 at 12:37pm

Us Sisterhood, The Victory Center gals come together at NorthWest Ohio's Susan G. Komen for the Cure kick-off breakfast 2014.  Emcee, Chrys Peterson recognized us 500 women breast cancer survivors present and applauded us all as we celebrate survivorship. Thank you once again, Susan G. Komen and Chrys Peterson for your continued support and love that you show us all!

7 of us in the photos are TNBC survivors!

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Left to right standing: Michelle, Melissa P., Lori,
Wendy, Lynette, Beth, Joyce, Diane and Joyce B.
Seated from left: Rita, Judi and Melissa J.

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Jill, Diane, Deb, Lori, Melissa J., Chrys Peterson,
Joyce, Beth and Melissa P.

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Michelle, Chrys Peterson and Melissa P.



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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Oct 07 2014 at 8:03am

My SISTERHOOD Gives me Strength...


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"The Pink ladies that I've bonded with on this path I've been traveling on, they all inspire me as we were brought together because of our TNBC fight."
- Melissa


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Lillie
Date Posted: Oct 07 2014 at 9:25pm
Dear Melissa,
Thank you for sharing your adventures, amazing events and most of all the lovely triple negative sisters you have met along the way. You are an inspiration in so many ways. Most of us can not or would not go to the lengths that you do, but be assured that I support you all the way. God Bless you in your journey.

Love,
Lillie

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Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2018-12 yrs NED


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Oct 07 2014 at 10:49pm
Thank you Lillie, I just want to share the "POSITIVES" coming from my diagnosis... Never lose sight of hope! Love and hugs Heart Melissa

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Oct 11 2014 at 10:23pm

150 Best Breast Cancer Blogs...

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My blog, Triple Negative Breast Cancer, I Won't Back Down! has been included on Listly of 150 best breast cancer blogs on the web. Thank you to my readers!


Listly by  http://list.ly/JBBC" rel="nofollow - Marie Ennis-O'Connor
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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Oct 28 2014 at 4:17pm
Living Beyond Breast Cancer Fall Conference Sept. 27, 2014

Thank you TNBCF for presenting the TNBC tracks at the conference... all for all your support to us survivors. xoxo Melissa


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"Learning From Each Other", Triple Negative Breast 
Cancer panel discussion with Melissa Paskvan,
Ricki Fairley, Annie Goodman, Noni Sutherland and 
Roxanne Martinez

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Feeling the excitement for TNBCDay 2015!

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TNBC Sisters, Roxanne Martinez, Melissa 
and Annie Goodman


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Me with the ladies of the Ladies of the Triple 
Negative BreastCancer Foundation and Allison 

of CancerCare. Amy, Melissa, Arlene, Allison 
and Co-founder of TNBF, Haley Dinerman

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TNBC Sisters, Roxanne Martinez and 
Melissa with the ladies of TNBC Foundation 
and CancerCare

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All of us TNBC Survivors!

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TNBC Sisters, all of us!
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Lori Flowers, Co-founder and CEO of Triple 
StepTowards the Cure and Melissa

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TNBC Survivor and supporter, Bennette, 
Shirley and Melissa

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Nov 06 2014 at 1:05am

Congrats to the Victory Center Honored with the 2014 Debra A. Green Community Service Award...

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Melissa P., Val, Barb, Diane, Rita, Melissa J. and Jamie
4 of us are TNBC survivors!

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Melissa and Dianne Cherry, Executive Director 
of  The Victory Center

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Dianne Cherry, Melissa, Chrys Peterson and Barb



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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Nov 15 2014 at 10:27pm
Me with my oncologist, Dr. Mohamed.

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Feb 23 2015 at 6:15pm
Survivorship Celebration at Toledo Women's Basketball Rockets for the Cure 2015

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Us pink sisters with Chrys Peterson
Jyll, Lori, Karen, Melissa and Chrys



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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Apr 09 2015 at 10:23pm

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Melissa, Rita, Diane, Beth and Lori
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Lookin' tough Toledo!

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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jan 09 2016 at 2:03am

Wrapping up 2015...

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Melissa, Dr. Lisa Newman and Jyll

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 Lori, Melissa J. Tatum, Melissa P.

and Areena

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Breast Cancer Survivor Speaker and Founder of the Pink
Fund, Molly MacDonald and Melissa

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My silent auction win! Lovin it!

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5+ years survivors!

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Matt Goss and Melissa Paskvan

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This is for you Mom, I'm a survivor!

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Nancy Brinker and Melissa Paskvan

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...and he smells good too! Matt Goss and Melissa Paskvan

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Melissa Paskvan and CEO and President of Komen, Dr. Judith Salerno

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...with Marathon Classic 2014 

Champion, Lydia Ko of New Zealand

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Melissa and TNBC sister, Angie Martin

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Melissa Paskvan and TNBC sister

Vickie Roy-Sneedon

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TNBC survivors, Melissa Paskvan and Roxanne Martinez

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Sara Kouten, Kathleen Vithanage, Lori Flowers of Triple Step 

Towards the Cure and Melissa Paskvan

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TNBC Sisters Always...
 Standing: Angela Martin, Sara Kouten, Patti Parker Phillips,
Kathleen Vithanage, Kathy Cook and Michelle Green
Kneeling: Natalia Munoz, Melissa Paskvan and Jeanna Holler

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Texas Rodeo time, TNBC sisters style...
Kathy Cook, Michelle Green, Sara Kouten, Alex Cortes,
Melissa Paskvan and Natalia Munoz

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TNBC Sisters, Melissa Paskvan and  Natalia Munoz

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TNBC Sisters, Jeanna Holler and Melissa Paskvan

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TNBC Sisters, Kathleen Cook 

and Melissa Paskvan



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Melissa and Jennifer Merschdorf, CEO of 

Young Survival Coalition

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Hollye Jacobs, author of The Silver Lining 

and Melissa Paskvan

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Melissa Paskvan and Kenny Kane of 

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TNBC Survivors, Alex Cortes and Melissa Paskvan

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TNBC Sisters, Heather Ingo-Nutile and Melissa Paskvan

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Susan G. Komen CEO and President, Dr. Judith Salerno 

and Melissa Paskvan

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Dr. Susan Love and Melissa Paskvan promoting her book

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with TNBC survivor, Lindsay Vanderveen

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TNBC sisters, Diana Knowles and Melissa

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with Pink Panther

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I am so very honored, thank you!

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My TNBC Cali Girls!

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TNBC sisters Melissa and Angela Munoz

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TNBC sisters Maria, Melissa and Lisa

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TNBC sisters Cheryl Krauter 

and Melissa

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TNBC sisters, Melissa and 

Malayni Wilkinson

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TNBC sisters Melissa and Gina Casey
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TNBC Survivors Melissa and Carol Ziecik

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Melissa and Molly MacDonald, founder

of the Pink Fund

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Speaking at Lambie's Legacy fundraiser

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Melissa and TNBC survivor, Lisa G.

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TNBC sisters, Melissa, Jennifer Barnes and Maureen Smith

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TNBC sisters, Collette and Melissa


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: Lillie
Date Posted: Jan 09 2016 at 1:29pm
Dear Melissa,
Thank you for what you do.  Thank you for sharing the TNBC sisters that we would otherwise never meet.  May you be blessed with continuing good health and the ability to take the TRIPLE NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER story forward to continue to educate so many about our FIGHT.
 
God Bless,
Lillie


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Dx 6/06 age 65,IDC-TNBC
Stage IIb,Gr3,2cm,BRCA-
6/06 L/Mast/w/SNB,1of3 Nodes+
6/06 Axl. 9 nodes-
8/8 thru 11/15 Chemo (Clin-Trial) DD A/Cx4 -- DD taxol+gemzar x4
No Rads.
No RECON - 11/2018-12 yrs NED


Posted By: Melissa P.
Date Posted: Jan 10 2016 at 12:45am
Thank you Lille, I'm glad you enjoy my photos of the ladies that inspire me.  Wish you a happy and healthy New Year!

Heart Melissa


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"Hope for more Tomorrows"
TNBC dx August 2009, Age 41, Stage 2, 2cm, 0 nodes Lumpectomy/ACx4,Taxolx4/33rads
Triple Negative Breast Cancer, "I Won't Back Down!"
mlsspaskvan.blogspot.com


Posted By: denise07
Date Posted: Jan 10 2016 at 1:43am
You are amazing and look great also you all do.Thank You for everthing you do it is so wonderful! Wishing you all a Healthy.HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Denise 


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DX Idc 10/07,st2,gr3,2/6 lymphnodes



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