A walk to remember

Honorary chair of TBBCF walk vows to continue the fight By KATHLEEN EDGECOMB Johanna and Tom D'Addario Johanna D’Addario, honorary chair of the 2018 Walk Across Southeastern Connecticut, was happy when she crossed the finish line at the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation’s annual walkathon on Oct. 6, 2018. Flanked by her [...]

A walk to remember2018-10-31T11:39:54-05:00

Lifelong Friends

Lifelong friends By Johanna D’Addario What a beautiful benefit of having a rare genetic condition – making friends with others who have the same diagnosis. I met Kirsty on a “blind date” for coffee a few years ago. She and her family had just moved from Australia to New Haven for her husband Glen’s [...]

Lifelong Friends2018-09-30T14:17:00-05:00

Family is Everything

During cancer treatment family is everything By Johanna D’Addario I’m sure everyone will agree with me that family and friends are invaluable during cancer treatment. We rely on our support system for transportation to and from appointments, help processing complicated medical information, daily care and recovery, company and emotional support. My mom and [...]

Family is Everything2018-09-23T13:15:59-05:00

On being a patient

Johanna on Being a Patient By Johanna D’Addario I am a PA, and I am a patient. It has taken the past 10 years to learn to carefully navigate these two very different roles. Perhaps being a provider makes me a better patient, and perhaps my experience as a patient has made me a [...]

On being a patient2018-09-15T09:15:26-05:00

Steps

Training Blog 1  By Johanna D’Addario Happy September! Now that the weather isn’t so hot and sticky, I feel much better about going out for long training walks. I have been setting my goal of at least 4-5 miles of walking a day, and hopefully will get closer to 8 or 10 this month. [...]

Steps2018-09-02T15:00:16-05:00

Face of TBBCF walk looks for common ground

Published August 19. 2018 7:22PM | Updated August 19. 2018 10:07PM Face of Brodeur breast cancer foundation walk looks for common ground By Martha Shanahan Day staff writer m.shanahan@theday.com martha_shan With at least four distinct genetic types and even more subtypes, each with their own causes, paths for treatment and prognoses, there is no [...]

Face of TBBCF walk looks for common ground2018-09-02T14:59:00-05:00

Is this normal?

The 2018 Honorary Walk Chair Johanna D’Addario is a cancer survivor and advocate of knowing your family history and learning all you can about your genetics to proactively take charge of your health.  What is normal? By Johanna D’Addario   I often wonder what a “normal” life feels like. I haven’t felt normal for [...]

Is this normal?2018-08-09T08:04:48-05:00

The Meaning of Hope

The 2018 Honorary Walk Chair Johanna D’Addario is a cancer survivor and advocate of knowing your family history and learning all you can about your genetics to proactively take charge of your health. She will be sharing her thoughts on all she’s been through and her hopes and dreams for the future. The meaning [...]

The Meaning of Hope2018-07-22T13:24:48-05:00