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Stella Chow

I received skins grafts following a breast cancer diagnosis.

There was suspicious tissue outside of the golf-ball-sized tumor my doctors removed, and they recommended a mastectomy. That meant another surgery, and the likelihood that more procedures would be needed to reconstruct my breast.

The first time having surgery was too much for me. I was overwhelmed at the thought of having a second surgery.

I felt safe, because I was in God’s hands, but it was still a surgery.

Luckily, my mastectomy and reconstruction were completed in one procedure thanks to the skin grafts I received.

When I woke up, the first person I wanted to thank was the donor and their family.

I am so thankful and so blessed that I have someone’s what I call “love” in my body.