Sandy Keller's Profile

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I'm a five year breast cancer survivor. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and immediate DIEP reconstruction in L.A. in 2007. Things didn't go well with my plastic surgeon and after much research and prayer, I headed to New Orleans for help, where I found the most amazing center of excellence for breast reconstruction. I had several surgeries in NOLA, and New Orleans holds a very special place in my heart now. Along with another patient who traveled to NOLA from Minnesota, I co-founded Breastoration. Our mission is to educate women about their choices for reconstruction because 70% of us are left in the dark about our options when diagnosed. Too many women are not even told they can have reconstruction, which borders on criminal in my opinion! Breastoration also gives grants to women seeking reconstruction with any surgeon in the greater New Orleans area, so that no one will forego surgery due to finances. You can read more at…

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  • Joined June 10, 2012

About

I'm a five year breast cancer survivor. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy and immediate DIEP reconstruction in L.A. in 2007. Things didn't go well with my plastic surgeon and after much research and prayer, I headed to New Orleans for help, where I found the most amazing center of excellence for breast reconstruction. I had several surgeries in NOLA, and New Orleans holds a very special place in my heart now. Along with another patient who traveled to NOLA from Minnesota, I co-founded Breastoration. Our mission is to educate women about their choices for reconstruction because 70% of us are left in the dark about our options when diagnosed. Too many women are not even told they can have reconstruction, which borders on criminal in my opinion! Breastoration also gives grants to women seeking reconstruction with any surgeon in the greater New Orleans area, so that no one will forego surgery due to finances. You can read more at www.Breastoration.org.

A portion of every sale from my Etsy shop will be donated to Breastoration in honor of my mother, Myrna Rotman, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 1984 at age 48. Please help me help other women, because we are all sisters in this battle!!!

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