whitney breast cancer survivor


This is our girl Whitney. She is one of the youngest ladies I know to be diagnosed with breast cancer at only 22. Whitney was a single mother of a precious young boy, only two when she was diagnosed. I came to know Whitney several years ago when she was one of my sweet students in my previous teaching career, so I could not help but reach out to her.  She was my inspiration to start offering complimentary sessions for breast cancer survivors after pampering her with her first complimentary Glamour session. Two other local ladies helped me give Whitney a day of relaxation and pampering by gifting her professional hair and makeup and a complete manicure. (Thank you Madison and Sunny for helping make it a wonderful experience!) 

 Whitney is a strong, sweet, beautiful and caring individual with more strength than I can even imagine. Last spring she found out about her breast cancer and soon underwent a double mastectomy. Thank God, she is now in remission and this portrait is from her second session with me. Not wanting to leave anyone out but, special thanks to her mom, April and Jay, a very special young man who came into her life just before being diagnosed, and her dear friend Brandi. I know she is grateful and so am I. 

Whitney’s Interview

 In your own words Whitney, what is YOUR Story as a woman dealing with this diagnosis? How has it changed you? 

“While going thru my cancer journey, I have had quite a few setbacks. Between 3 surgeries, 2 hospital stays, countless medications and dealing with anxiety and depression, I believe I came out a stronger woman. I always tried to not let cancer define me or limit me on anything I could do. 

    What is some advice you would like to share with other women dealing with the same diagnosis?

“Don’t give up! 
It’s okay to have bad days, but don’t let those days define your attitude thru the whole journey. 
It’s okay to shut off from the world, but not for too long. 
It will get better, you can’t be a warrior without some battle scars. 
You are beautiful, you are worthy and you are loved!! 



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If you know a breast cancer survivor that you would like to honor with a complimentary glamour session, please fill out this nomination form. I will reach out them.  Studies show that this type of session can help in the healing process and I would love to help.     Nomination Form 

November 13, 2020

  1. April banks says:

    I have to admit as Whitney’s mother this made my eyes water up but with happy tears Whitney is such an amazing women and this journey has made her stronger she is my hero mrs Lee you are amazing and so caring we love you and your work is unbelievable I know during my session you made me feel so beautiful and comfortable both you lady’s have the biggest heart and I’m so grateful to have you both in my life!!!!!

    • Rhonda Lee says:

      I was so happy to do this for Whitney! Had a blast at your session as well! Love you two and appreciate you so much! You are one strong Momma for sure! I pray blessing for you because I know how much we hurt for our babies, and they will always be our babies!

  2. Rebecca Clark says:

    It broke my heart to see .Whitney have to go through what she went through but I know God is with her and she is one strong Warrior I love her and her mama.

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