STORY OF HOPE: Katherine Boyette
Breast cancer survivor Katherine Boyette has been a PartyLite Consultant since 2013, is a Consultant in the New Attitude Region and lives in Bell, Florida. She shares her story during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Due to having history of breast cancer on my father’s side of the family, I religiously get my mammogram yearly, and the results are always good.
In June of 2012, I felt a lump on my left side, but after my period, it went away. In October of the same year, I felt it again, but this time, the lump stayed even after my period. I was scheduled for mammogram December and I told the technician about the lump. After the mammogram, I had an ultrasound, then a biopsy. On Dec. 26, 2012, the doctor told me I have stage 3 invasive carcinoma of the left breast.
I had a mastectomy in January 2013, started chemo in February and then radiation in July. I also have to complete one year of herceptin.
Since I was the ninth in the family to have breast cancer, I opted to have my right breast removed on April 2014, and at the same time have breast reconstruction. All throughout my treatments, I keep on going to work. I stay busy at all times and try to live a normal life.
I’ve been cancer-free for two years now and I thank God, my family, my friends and the people who continually pray for my healing. In August 2013, I decided to join PartyLite. Part of my profit goes to American Cancer Society and another part to my church. This is my way of giving back to the community.
Since 1997, the PartyLite family of Consultants, Customers and employees has raised nearly $15 million for the American Cancer Society through personal donations, our Change the World™ program where everyone can “round up” their sales total to the nearest penny or up to $10, and through the sale of our GloStrong™ by PartyLite Scented Jar Candle where a portion of each sale is donated to the American Cancer Society. Thank you for participating and donating through any of these convenient methods.