Emily was the picture of health. She played competitive soccer, ate well, never smoked, and took care of her body. Emily and her husband had been married just over two years, and she had recently given birth to a beautiful baby girl. Emily was breastfeeding her 5-month-old daughter when she noticed a lump that was later diagnosed as breast cancer.
Cancer threw Emily’s life into a whirlwind. She came home from the hospital with an Ace-bandage wrapped tightly around her chest in order to wean. She was not able to lead the active life that she took for granted. And she could no longer trust her own body.
Two years later, Emily gave birth to a second child — a baby boy. Emily has returned to playing competitive soccer and is busy chasing after her two young children. Emily is featured prominently in the Scar Project, a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors shot by fashion photographer David Jay aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer in young women.
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