Sonya Paul – 2015 Ambassador
Sonya is a former news-broadcaster at WLBC and digital guru with a passion for educating others about wellness and healthy habits to reduce the risk of cancer. She is the Director of Religious Education at St. Mary in Muncie for students K-8th grade, where she plants seeds of hope through her Hope Garden which is full of encouragement and positivity. Sonya has two college aged children, two cats, and a loving husband who has supported her.
In 2014, at age fifty-two Sonya was diagnosed with ductal-carcinoma. Sonya’s battle with breast cancer was an unexpected journey as the acting Director of Business for a local cancer agency, Little Red Door. The diagnosis revealed to Sonya in a deeper, more meaningful way, what women experience as a breast cancer patient. Sonya also found that there is life after a mastectomy and DIEP Tram flap breast construction.
Sonya works for Cancer Services at EIC Little Red Door, a Komen Central Indiana grantee. She always participates in the Komen Central Indiana Race and just a few weeks before the 2014 race Sonya was able to raise over $600 dollars towards the fight against breast cancer.
Sonya’s takeaway message for others:
“The diagnosis revealed to me in a deeper more meaningful way, what women experience as a breast cancer patient.”
City: Muncie, Indiana
Date of diagnosis: 2014
Diagnosis: 3 malignant tumors: ductal-carcinoma