Dina's Story: A Beautiful Mess
My name is Dina. I am a 46 year old mother of 3 beautiful children (yes, they are disasters too). About 4 years ago, my life changed forever, and so did my family’s. I was told, after 2 surgeries, that I had stage 3 high risk cervical cancer. My rate for survival was only 30%. I went through multiple surgeries, chemo, and radiation. In the end, I won. I have been cancer free since April of 2018. I should be ecstatic, but I was still tired, depressed, all the time and I was still sick everyday. My doctors told me that this was probably my new normal.
Umm…...NO! This was not going to be the end of my story. I started working out, I became a Certified Personal Trainer and a Nutritionist. A few months back, I joined a CrossFit gym and my life will be forever changed. I have so much more energy now. I still struggle with getting sick everyday and with my depression, but everyday that I take control and go to the gym I feel a little less depressed and better than the day before.
I found the Beautiful Disaster brand when it popped up in my social media feed after searching for stories of people that have been suffering from cancer for a long time. I clicked on the link because the statement was "me" in a nutshell. It was the Phoenix leggings, which reminded me of being born again after being close to death. I bought those leggings to show my strength.
I love the Phoenix line of clothing because it represents me and my coming out of the ashes a new person.
I may be a mess, a disaster if you will, but I am a beautiful one.