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Hope For Two...The Pregnant With Cancer Network is the latest GreaterGood.org charitable partner working to help women with breast cancer. By providing free peer-to-peer counseling, Hope For Two connects pregnant women currently diagnosed with cancer with women who have had the same cancer while pregnant, helping them with emotional support as well as providing a network of information.
A regular visitor to The Breast Cancer Site, Annie Clemmons, submitted her story to the website about being pregnant with cancer: "Two weeks after learning that I was pregnant, I was diagnosed with Stage 3A breast cancer. My doctors planned a mastectomy, six rounds of chemo before my baby, and four rounds after, plus radiation. It's an agonizing thing, to be simultaneously nurturing and loving a tiny living thing in your body, while aggressively, frantically killing another. During my infusions, bald, flat-chested, my belly growing each week, the other survivors around me grew more interested in my baby. She became everyone's baby, something to pray for, to look forward to, something to take them out of their own minds for a while. She grew like nothing was amiss."
When her story was picked as the winner in a Stories of Inspiration Contest, Clemmons nominated Hope For Two to receive a $2,500 grant from The Breast Cancer Site.
GreaterGood.org continues to support Hope For Two through the Gifts That Give More [tm] program. It is estimated that 1 in 1,000 pregnant women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer during their pregnancy.