Carol McGinnis

Carol McGinnisa self-declared amazon warrior, chooses to have a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction, because despite her fortitude, she never wants to go through chemotherapy or have mammograms anymore. Carol gives the anger that her diagnosis produces a positive spin and presents it at a family gathering. While Carol’s reconstruction also faces some obstacles such as a severe inflammation of the skin, she says “I am not my breasts,” and is able to come to terms with her own illness and her mother’s breast cancer — an experience that she had struggled with her whole life.