I Never Even Get Colds But I Get To Fight Breast Cancer Sharing My Journey

Giuseppina Mormina josephinemormina316@gmail.com 2949336596525

BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR RELIGIOUS

2000s

Josephine Mormina

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Logline

I share my journey of being diagnosed with breast cancer and being afraid of going for a mammogram until the symptoms were so brutal that I had no choice. I tell the whole story and share how my faith and believing in angels helped me to navigate one of the darkest periods of my life.

Genre

Biographical,Memoir,Religious

Short Summary

I was in Venice with my sister and we shared the same hotel room. As we were laying in bed I told her that I thought I had a tumor. She said that I was crazy and a hypochondriac but that when I got back to the United States I should go for a mammogram. Eventually I did and so the it begins.


After months of chemotherapy, surgery, radiation and months of hormonal therapy the end of the story has a happy ending. But achieving that sense of peace of mind was not easy. Did not go for a mammogram until August when I should have gone in January. I feel that women can benefit from this.

Setting

Venice Italy and the United States

Based on a True Story

Yes

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Josephine Mormina

Age: 46

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Decisive,Modest,Obedient,Religious,Selfless,Skillful,Funny,Visionary,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Gracious,Heroic,Honorable,Sophisticated,Leader,Strong Moral Code

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Development Pitch

In 2013 I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer. It is the deadliest form of breast cancer there is and diagnosis is very poor. Symptoms presented themselves in January but I did not go for a mammogram until August out of fear. For all the women who are afraid of facing the inevitable this is for you. After the diagnosis I relied on my faith and signs and angels to navigate through one of the darkest periods of my life. I recall waiting for the results of my MRI to see how far the cancer had spread and I kept running into people whom I saw as messengers from above reassuring me that everything was going to be allright. One morning I was sitting in church and a woman whom I had never seen before saw me sitting in my pew with my bald head covered came over to talk to me. She told me that she was cancer free for ten years. She too had had invasive ductal carcinoma and had had a double mastectomy. She did not take chemotherapy or radiation and only did hormonal therapy for two years rather than the standard five years and she was doing fine. She even told me that she never reconstructed and her husband was perfectly fine with it. There are plenty more examples like this throughout my story. My story is faith based, inspirational and I hope it will encourage other women to go for a mammogram immediately when they sense that something isn't right and to rely on their faith whatever it may be for positive messages. I talk about a life changing attitude.

About The Author

I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer in 2013. It is the deadliest form of breast there is and prognosis is very poor. I decided to share my journey from beginning to end to empower other women and after seven years I am still fighting and plan to for many years to come.

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal,Female Leaning

Group Specific

Anyone fighting cancer

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Outskirts press based out of Colorado

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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