For many, 40 is a significant birthday, symbolically marking a transition into a new phase of life. But for Lisa Ober, that milestone came with a new challenge: cancer.
The New Hampshire mom and Joe Andruzzi Foundation grant recipient remembers how she and her twin sister Holly, who lives in Tennessee, signed up for mammograms to mark their big day.
Holly’s results were uneventful. Lisa’s showed breast cancer.
“Really, you hear the word cancer, and that’s it,” she said, of receiving her diagnosis. “I was devastated. My husband was there and he just put his hand on my leg and listened.”