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Episode 9: Abby Lawson – A BRCA1 Previvor Organizing Life

This week’s guest on Happiness through Hardship – The Podcast is Abby Lawson. She’s the founder of Just a Girl & Her Blog and an organization and design expert, who with her husband runs an entrepreneurial venture. She’s full of advice for anyone wanting to organize their home, design a new space and even help show others how blogging can be a family run business. While I found her and fell in love with her organization of Lego space, she’s known for offering courses and free printables on a variety of topics. Though we could talk for hours about creating a thriving home, on today’s episode Abby shares her story as a BRCA1 previvor. A Previvor is someone who has taken action to eliminate risks of disease, often having a predisposition to cancer. This group includes people who carry a hereditary mutation, a family history of cancer, or another predisposing factor. Abby tells us about the decisions she made knowing she was a carrier of BRCA1. BRCA1 is a genetic mutation and those who carry it have a much higher risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer compared with someone who doesn’t have the mutation.

Abby’s story about being a BRCA1 previvor is informative and enlightening. She’s incredibly sweet and feels like a new friend…so please listen to this episode and if you like rate, review and subscribe. This helps with our podcast ranking and increases the chances of others finding it.

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Episode 9: Abby Lawson - a BRCA1 Previvor Orgnanizing Life

Abby Lawson, BRCA1 Previvor Show notes links:

Blog: https://justagirlandherblog.com/

Learn more about information discussed in Abby’s BRCA1 Previvor episode:

Abby’s Printable Library: https://justagirlandherblog.com/free-printable/

Genetic Testing – MyGeneCounsel: https://www.mygenecounsel.com/about-us/

SIMS Clinic – Yale Medicine’s Sexual, Intimacy and Menopause Clinic: https://www.yalemedicine.org/departments/sexual-intimacy-and-menopause-program/

Previvor Info: https://www.facingourrisk.org/understanding-brca-and-hboc/information/previvors-survivors/cancer-previvors/

Connect with Abby Lawson aka Just a Girl and Her Blog and @AbbyOrganizes on social media at:

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/justagirlabby/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyorganizes
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JustaGirlandHerBlog/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyorganizes/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/abbyorganizes

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