“I learned to let things go and spend time with the people I love.”
— Marie-Louise Martinson, breast cancer survivor, Project H.E.R. recipient, 2012 Puttin’ on the Pink model
Marie-Louise Martinson didn’t have time for breast cancer in her life. She had three teenage girls to raise and a son to support in his first year away at college. Her “mum” and family lived thousands of miles away in Australia.
“My youngest daughter brought her homework to the hospital so she could be with me during treatments,” said Martinson describing how her daughters participated in her road to survivorship of breast cancer. All my girls took me shopping for head dressings for my balding head and we’d do our make up.”
Marie-Louise was indebted to her incredible Corvallis Clinic Foundation Project H.E.R. mentor, who cried with her as she poured her heart out.
“I wanted to win this…I learned to let things go, spend time with the people I love, and appreciate the loving, caring people around me.”