Jamil’s Story


Jamil’s metastatic breast cancer diagnosis in 2018 was the beginning of many things. Her education about treatments and side effects. Worries about how her cancer would impact her family, especially since her husband had recently gone through cancer treatment himself. And, most importantly, it was the beginning of her role as a community mentor and champion to other black women who face a higher mortality rate from cancer, simply because of issues that occur due to the color of their skin.