“The Hope for Heather Foundation was established in 2010 as I was enduring the fight of my life against breast cancer.

My name is Heather Taylor, I was 25 years old when I was diagnosed with stage 3b, HER2 positive, breast cancer on July 28, 2010. I underwent double mastectomy surgery on August 13, 2010 and started Chemotherapy on September 10, 2010. As my family, friends, and I embarked on the cancer journey together, we started learning about all the many different organizations that were devoted to helping women diagnosed with breast cancer. Some organizations were committed to funding research, for others it was awareness and prevention, but we couldn’t find an organization that was setup to help with the everyday costs of living with, fighting, and surviving breast cancer. As I settled into my treatment schedule, it became clear to me that I could use my experience to help other women in my situation.

I became a young breast cancer survivor and my family, friends, and I created the Hope for Heather Foundation for young women under the age of 40 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or have a breast cancer related illness. The Hope for Heather Foundation is powered by generous donations such as the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego and is committed to playing a prominent role in the fight against breast cancer.”

Through-out Heather’s battle with Breast Cancer, she came to believe and lived her life gudied by the notion:

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…. it’s learning to Dance in the Rain

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Heather was Married in January 2012
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