It's never easy losing one of our beautiful young women, and even more so when we know how devastating it is for their families, friends and loved ones. So Brave will be making a special legacy donation in honour of Belinda to breast cancer research. You can join us by contributing to this fund in her memory. 
$2,740.00 donated
37 Donors

Belinda was an incredible person – one of the first to share her story in the creation of Letters of Love, and wanting to do all she could to raise awareness of breast cancer in young women.

“I want to raise awareness for women under 40, mothers with young children and also show that you can still carry on in life even with a breast cancer diagnosis.”

We first met Belinda in November 2018, she had been diagnosed in June with Stage 3c Breast Cancer. Still in the middle of her intensive treatment, Belinda wanted to make a difference. She sent through her contribution to Letters of Love, and when she got back in touch in June 2019, it was to tell us that her diagnosis had progressed to Stage 4… she expressed how much she wanted to get her story out to the rest of the world, telling us how keen she was to be one of our Model Ambassadors, despite the impact of all her new treatments being so full on.

She was so excited when she called to tell us that her birthday goal to raise $5000 on her facebook fundraiser had gone over that target in just 4 days over her birthday weekend…. She shared with her donors then that she had chosen to support So Brave because…

“I’ve chosen this nonprofit organisation because their mission to bringing awareness to young women about breast cancer means a lot to me, and I hope you’ll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal.
Young women face a large amount of challenges when given a cancer diagnosis and the So Brave team are there to help these young women. So many of you have already donated. Thankyou!”

Rest in peace dear Belinda xx

This is Belinda’s story, in her own words…
A little about me.
I am a Mum, Wife, Midwife and Nurse. I have 2 little boys who are 2 and 5. I am now 40 years old.
I was diagnosed in July 2018. I underwent a bilateral Mastectomy and full axillary lymph clearance to both sides. I was placed at Stage 3c. Hormonal positive lobular breast cancer.
At the time I had a 9 month old and 4 year old. I was 38 when diagnosed. I had all the usual treatment. Dose Dense chemo, 5 weeks radiation.
However, it was not successful in eradicating the cancer and in May of 2019, this year, I was diagnosed with Brain and Bone Metastases.
In June I underwent 2 weeks of whole brain radiation, which was successful.

I am currently part of a clinical trial using chemo tablets. So far, I am stable.

I am very keen to bring about awareness of breast cancer to younger women and the community to show the impact a diagnosis can have on their family and friends.