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This project is inspired by individuals living with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and aims to evoke emotion, promote open dialogue, public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of MBC through creative expression on social media.

To make a donation to MBC research and support those living with MBC, visit METAvivor contributions. Donors who give $25 or more will receive complimentary #ThisIsMBC Beneath the Breast note cards to share thoughts, feelings, or sentiments with those who mean the most.

MEET THE COUPLES OF THE #THISISMBC    
Beneath the Breast  Project

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Lindsey and Jeremy

Married 12 years

Lindsey, a wife, mother, and former store manager, had a long journey with breast cancer before her cancer metastasized. Lindsey focuses on mBC advocacy and spending time with her family. She says that her husband, Jeremy, is "the most caring person I've ever met." Click to view their videos and learn how mBC has affected their family and brought them closer together.


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Karima and Karim

Married 20 years

Karima and Karim met in college and then reconnected by chance years later. They have now been married for 20 years and have 3 children. After Karima was diagnosed in 2013, their priorities shifted from work to each other. Karim, whom Karima calls "my rock," goes along to every doctor's appointment. He says, "...none of the material things in life are as important to actually being there with the people you love, spending the time with them." Click to view their videos and learn more about their time together.


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Halli and Erica

Married 3 years

Halli has not let her mBC diagnosis affect her goals: raising her son, finishing her PhD, and working for education reform. Halli says that her wife, Erica, is “100% supportive,” and Erica describes Halli as an incredibly strong person who “does whatever she puts her mind to. She can get through anything.” Click to view their videos and learn more about how mutual support has helped Halli and Erica navigate new challenges together.


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Beth and David

Together 2 years

After being diagnosed with de novo MBC in 2014 at the age of 34, Beth experienced a massive shift in perspective: "...experiences are what I value...not stuff or accolades." After meeting David, her belief was affirmed through their strong connection and the quality time they spent with each other. "All we have together is time...there's always something to look forward to." Click to view their videos and learn about Beth's experiences with dating, sexuality, and MBC advocacy.


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Eva and Andres

Together 12 years

Eva and Andres, who met while hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, have always shared a love of being active together. After Eva's MBC diagnosis, they had to adjust to a new, less active life: "You have to let each other be who they are now...you’re different than you were before." Click to view their videos and learn how slowing down and prioritizing self-care has changed their relationship.


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Jamil and Rick

Together 15 years

When Jamil was told she had MBC at 39 years old, it came as a huge shock for her and her husband, Rick. At the beginning of treatment, Jamil experienced insecurities due to hair loss. Rick helped her through, saying, “You are not your hair…you are something deeper than that.” Click to view their videos and learn how they supported each other through the good and bad days with openness, love, and understanding.


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