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Wonder Woman Stories

There are days that giving up seems like the only option, we understand it, we’ve lived it and we’ve survived it. Over and over again the importance of information, inspiration and love are undeniable. We’ve created our Wonder Woman Program for just this reason. We’re a global community, so no matter where on the planet we may find you, we want you to be part of our family.

We can’t do this alone, that’s why sharing your story of survival is crucial. Breakthroughs, memories you’d rather forget, “no more chemo” and remission are all part of the journey. Sharing these moments are POWERFUL and healing, not only for you but for the thousands of women in the middle of their own fight. Seeing that survival is possible is priceless and your story will help create that reality. There is no “right way” or perfect story to tell, its simply your voice as a survivor or caretaker that will inspire the next woman to fight another day.

Want to be part of the BeYOUtiful Foundation family? Sharing your cancer story is the perfect way to get started. Its easy, free and instrumental for the cancer community we all share. Click the link below and get started today!

Share your story

Want to be part of the BeYOUtiful Foundation family? Sharing your cancer story is the perfect way to get started. Its easy, free and instrumental for the cancer community we all share.

Embrace the raw Warrior from within

I just dropped off my daughter in Boston , 2000 miles away from home, to attend her first year at Berklee College of Music.  10 days later I’m telling her over FaceTime that I have CANCER. In December  of 2021, […]

Sharing My Journey to Find Hope

December 15, 2015, my life changed. I remember walking in to see a family doctor and being told I needed to see a general surgeon to get a biopsy. Once I met with the general surgeon, I was told I […]

Trust the Battle

“There is much more to life than we could ever imagine. We have to trust that our tragedies have meaning and purpose in our lives—that they are meant to mold us into the best version of ourselves.” – Alexa Cucchiara, […]

I Have What Now?

In November of 2012, my life would forever change. In May of 2014, it would forever change again. I am one of the lucky ladies who had breast cancer twice before the age of 40. First one, estrogen positive, lumpectomy, […]

A Mother’s Love

August 15, 2019 our lives changed. My 34 year old daughter got the call from the doctor with the diagnosis of stage 2 breast cancer and our lives quickly changed. Trying my hardest not to break down in her presence […]

One Year As A Breast Cancer Survivor

September 25, 2018 will forever be a day that I will be thankful and reflect on how grateful I am for life. My support circle runs deep and far reaching. I’ve met some amazing and powerful women who have experienced […]

Triple Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer

I was in remission for 6 years after my first breast cancer in 2011 when in 2017 I had my first recurrence. The cancer came back in the original spot. In 2011 I elected to have a lumpectomy & radiation. […]

Cancer, Fertility, Anxiety….OH MY

December 24th, 2012 is the day my life forever changed; the day that I found out I had breast cancer. Merry Christmas to me! I was 36 with no family history; to say my life had just been flipped upside […]

Survivors Guilt

Diagnosed with stage 3b triple negative breast cancer dropped me to my knees. A young mother of two daughters, ages 10 and 7, wife of a fuel hauler who was on the road more than he was home. Our lives […]

From Bombshell to Eggshell

From Bombshell to Eggshell I was diagnosed January 25, 2018 at first I went into panic mode, as I got the call while at work, my whole world came crushing down on me, if I didn’t have people close to […]

Finding Purpose through the Struggle

Finding Purpose through the Struggle It was Mother’s Day, May 10, 2015, and I had just returned home from a trip to New York with my mom and sister. I was excited to arrive home that afternoon to be with […]

Living Cancer Free: A Warrior’s Tale

I was diagnosed with Stage 2A (possibly 3) Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the ripe age of 19 years old. They were never able to tell me exactly what was the cause of my cancer. What a terrible, tragic event: you’re diagnosed […]

DJ Breast Cancer: A Girlfriend’s Guide to Breast Cancer

After facing breast cancer head on, I knew that I had to share my breast cancer journey with others. When I was diagnosed at the age of 37, I had my mom ‘s wisdom and love and the experience of […]

Finding Beauty in Struggle

It wasn’t long after my spring semester of my junior year of college that I noticed something was off about me. The energetic, go-getter girl was now tired, moody and unmotivated. It completely came out of nowhere. I talked to […]

I didn’t ask for cancer for my 50th Birthday

My mom died shortly after her 50th birthday when I was 18. I spent my life sort of dreading the birthday. As my older siblings hit and then surpassed it, I began to think ok, I can too. I was […]

50th Birthday Surprise: The Ongoing Gift of a Renewed Life

Being told you have cancer is surreal. Of course no one ever expects to hear those words, and when it happens, there is no way you can predict how you’ll handle it. I had just returned from a beautiful beach […]

Shine On

Hi my name is Jennifer. I am 27 years old. On May 14th, 2018 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 IDC, ER+/PR+ HER2- Breast Cancer. I’ve had a history of breast issues since 2010. I dealt with tenderness, pains and […]

Each one, Teach one

I have a long background in corporate work but had always wanted to be in the beauty business. I had always wanted to do hair. When I was diagnosed at 38 with stage 3, grade 3 breast cancer, it seemed […]

What? Me? Cancer?

I’ve always thought that cancer was something that happened to other people. “Oh I’ll never get that” I would think. I’ve always been super active and pretty much in good health. November 2015- I was up in Tahoe snowboarding and […]

Braving BRCA

When I was younger, I thought by the time I was 31 I’d be picking out a wedding venue instead of picking out which implant I wanted for my preventative double mastectomy. I had no family history of breast cancer […]

Finding Me Again

I have been involved in the cancer movement my entire professional career. I began over 20 years ago working as a Child Life Specialist in the hospital. For those of you who don’t know what that is (which is probably […]


Hi, I started writing a blog a couple of months ago. The link to my blog is danceaboutit.com. I would love to share the post about celebrating my 5 year remission mark. I have lots of pictures and a video. […]

Heroes Don’t Always Wear Capes, Sometimes They Live in the Hearts of Children

Samar had just celebrated her 2nd birthday. I picked her up from daycare on a Monday and our daycare provider asked me about a bump on her cheek. Was it a bug bite? Did she fall over the weekend? I […]

Choose Your Mindset, Save Your Life

At the age of 55, I was in perfect health and terrific physical shape. One day, I experienced a very sharp, intense lightning bolt of pain throughout my entire body. It only lasted for about 5 seconds, but it transitioned […]

She stood in the storm

“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails” – Elizabeth Edwards Once upon a time, there was a girl from Galway Ireland. She grew up the youngest of five children, […]

Life Happens, Attitude is Everything

I wanted to be involved with beYOUtiful because it spoke to me in a few ways. Being a cancer survivor myself, I have firsthand knowledge on the emotions and feelings that come with a diagnosis. I am also a hairstylist […]

Superpowers Against Cancer

It all began in April; Well,It actually started earlier, but I had no idea that my self destruction had already begun. On the 28th I was dressing up for one of my besties Wedding when I suddenly touched a lump […]

Newfound Freedom

I’ll never forget the moment I heard those four words, “I’m sorry, it’s cancer”. I don’t think anyone forgets that moment. No matter how silent the world around you got, or how blurry your mind instantly went, you never forget […]

The worst kept coming – Killing Cancer with Good Vibes

I was 23 years old, and was really living. I had just moved back to California after spending four years in Barcelona getting my undergrad. I had a new job, was loving being around family again, and was living a […]

Stigma to Strength – My Mother’s Story

The last day I saw her healthy will forever be burned in my memory. It was another beautiful morning in Oxnard, California, and my mom was watering her yellow roses in our courtyard. I could hear the ocean waves crashing […]

Good Genes… Or So I Thought

I had good genes, or so I thought. It was something I always relied upon. In my giant extended family, cancer was conspicuously missing. Longevity was in my bloodlines, that of my parents and my grandparents. While I feared a […]

We are all Terminal…So, #liveeachday

Hi! My name is Rachel Cantu and I have the privilege of being mom to two amazing boys, Jonah and Gabriel, and wife to my high school sweetheart, David. Our story is one of love, fun, family, tragedy, and eternity. […]

Creating with Purpose

Shortly after turning 40, I felt a small lump in my breast. I was devastated when doctors confirmed my worst fears, and I was diagnosed with Stage IIB triple-negative breast cancer. (Ironically, on the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness […]

A Long Journey

How do I summarize my daughter in a few paragraphs. I’m not sure that’s possible, I hope what I share will give you a glimpse of how amazing she was. Sydney was 12 when she was diagnosed with non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, […]

Cancer is a Family Affair

On April 26, 2014 our happy little family of 5 entered a world that you can never fully recover from. My husband and I have 3 beautiful girls (who are currently ages 9, 6.5 and 4.5) and on that date […]

It Takes an Army

First off, I am so honored that I was asked to share my story for the Beyoutiful Foundation’s Wonder Women program. (As a little girl I was obsessed with her!) I feel like I need to write more of a […]

The “Good” Cancer – What a Pain in the Neck!

On December 27th, 2017, about two months after I turned the ripe old age of 24, I was diagnosed with Stage II Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma- more commonly known as thyroid cancer. About two weeks later, I learned that the cancer […]

Being a Newlywed Cancer Wife

I am still trying to figure out what it means to be a wife. What does it look like? What does it feel like? How can I serve this marriage, and how can this marriage serve me? I had less […]

When life gives you lemons 🍋🍋

The phone rang, it was my younger sister. She was 3 months pregnant with her first baby and we were all so excited. I was currently 7 months pregnant with my 4th child, so it was nice to stop and […]