Just weeks before my 27th birthday I was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine MRI. I was BRCA 2 positive and was simply being monitored closely. Well aware of my family history I thought it would be best to be cautious. I could have never suspected that the very first MRI would reveal that I already had breast cancer in my left breast. Shortly after being diagnosed, I underwent a double mastectomy, egg fertilization, four rounds of chemotherapy and reconstruction. While the journey I would never wish on anyone has been something I have not only come to honor but the way my heart has softened I would not trade for a second. While breast cancer is a part of my story, I am a proud daughter, aunt and fiancé. I am a three time Tour De Pink rider and honored to be part of this organization.
Brittany was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer in May 2019 at the age of 35. While a cancer diagnosis is never easy, Brittany credits cancer with giving her the opportunity to see the very best side of humanity. She was deeply impacted by the kindness and support she received from strangers and various non-profits. Her work with CBCAF is one of the ways she is able to pay forward all the generosity she was shown in her time of need.
Brittany and her sister, Courtney (also a breast cancer survivor), are also responsible for launching a study into Young Breast Cancer in Colorado. (link to fb.me/youngbcinco ) View their CBS4 News Story here. (link: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/07/18/brittany-kelley-courtney-kelley-arvada-young-breast-cancer/?fbclid=IwAR1Rb7wkRNO-V-ARquWrcwVKAFCxYr83PqQSs2b8zb8l0PIxNuhHCxWFIW8 )