My name is Elise Thomm and my mother’s name was Amy Thomm, in a couple of months I will be turning 29 which is the age my mother was when first diagnosed with breast cancer. Her first battle with breast cancer came with a vengeance for her life, she fought it with all she could, and won- but only for a time. My mother wrote this short nonfictional story “When You’re a Young Mother… With Breast Cancer” after she recovered from her first round of breast cancer in 1992. She wrote this story to share with other women and mothers…

Elise Thomm

Artist and art teacher living in Chicago, here to share stories unheard.

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