Nicole Osborne – 2018 Ambassador

City: Indianapolis, IN

Age: 37

Date of Diagnosis: 4/13/16

Nicole was not a stranger to hospitals. At age 34, she underwent open heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm. Although the road to recovery was hard, six months in Nicole was beginning to feel stronger. She was excited about new opportunities to share and inspire others with her story. However, during late March 2016 she found a lump in her breast.

The diagnosis came shortly after and a treatment plan was made immediately. She received eight chemotherapy treatments, a double-mastectomy, and 25 rounds of radiation. Her treatment was completed June 2, 2017. During late October 2017 she had her first clear PET scan.

Today, Nicole is a writer for Haute Life Magazine, an interventionist in Perry Township, and the founder of After Cancer Adventures. Her mission is to help survivors and co-survivors navigate life “after cancer

Takeaway message:

“Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt. Be part of something bigger than ourselves.”