|I was diagnosed with an aggressive, stage 3 breast cancer at 33 years old and pregnant with my second child. Over the course of 12 months I went through chemotherapy, Cesearean Section, a radical mastectomy, radiation, more chemotherapy and finally bilateral reconstruction. With the support of my family and friends, I was able to get through treatment without having to worry about anything besides getting better. I fought through my illness by means of physical fitness and staying positive. As a personal trainer and athlete, my pregnant bald self caught the attention of people young and old. While my supporters applauded my every move at the gym with admiration…I only wanted to be on the sidelines with them in their attractive athletic wear. Surgery, scarring and radiation led to mobility issues in my arms and shoulders. Raising my arms to put on a workout top was painful and near impossible. There was Nothing available that was comfortable yet attractive to wear and I was frustrated. The scars from cancer last forever. For some, like me, the emotional scars of cancer are just as difficult to deal with as the physical scars. The reality is that my story is not unique. We have heard it all before. Watch the news any day of the week and you are bound to find the same story as mine, only a different individual. 1 in every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Survival rates are improving, and there is some strong evidence that physical activity plays an important role in “beating” the disease. The Solution I have designed a tank top for women facing the same issues I dealt with thirteen years ago. Introducing Pauir Athletic Apparel – activewear for women affected by breast cancer. .|
When women with breast cancer can easily get into a workout top and exercise, they will greatly improve their chances for survival.