Terri Matusek

Terri Matusek

Location:
Milwaukee, WI

Career:
Housewife

Age Diagnosed:
57

My Reason For Participating:
“Participating as a Survivor Artist for the Rare Chair Affair for me is another way to help raise money for cancer research. Also meeting other cancer survivors has given me great comfort. I have learned so much from talking to other women. We all have a special bond of friendship. This gives my heart great peace.”

My Story:
On December 20, 2002, I was scheduled to have my yearly mammogram. After my mammogram I asked a few questions. Just by the way the questions were being answered I knew something was wrong. After I had an ultrasound and a breast biopsy, I was told I had breast cancer. The next step was surgery and then I had to have radiation treatments for seven weeks.

At times my journey was very stressful and very emotional. With the help of family and friends my treatment was bearable. I have met so many kind and helpful people during this time.