My name is Hayley McLeod. Im 31 and have 3 beautiful little children and an amazing husband. I am walking for myself as I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. My very good friend Aimee is walking with me as she has been such an amazing support through my journey this year.
I found the smallest little lump on my left breast. When I went to get it checked the surgeon found another lump that was much bigger (13mm) then the 2mm one that I found. They did a lumpectomy first taking both lumps and a few lymph nodes. They knew the bigger one was cancer from a biopsy, but they didn’t test the smaller 1. When the results came back it showed both lumps were cancer. So 10 days after my first surgery I had a mastectomy on the left side.
I started chemo four weeks after surgery. The first four rounds were brutal. Which was hard with the kids. But with amazing support from my amazing family and friends we got there. But I am almost done the second lot of chemo now. I will have only one round left after the Pink Star Walk.
I think it's a great event and will be nice to see people who have survived it as most of the time you only hear the bad endings. And it's also good to bring awareness to other people as cancer has no age limit so it gets people checking which is most important.