Nordie's at Noon: The Personal Stories of Four Women Too Young for Breast Cancer

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Like any group of young women, Patti, Kim, Jennifer, and Jana talked about their latest career moves, the men in their lives, and their dreams for family each month when they met for lunch at the caf at their local Nordstrom department store. But unlike other women their age, their conversations also turned to more serious issues, issues their "non-breast cancer" friends couldn't have imagined or understood.Their breast cancer diagnoses came at very different phases of their young lives. Patti was 24, single, and forging her way in the corporate world. Jana was planning her wedding at age 27, and bravely walked down the aisle wearing a wig and breast prosthesis. Jennifer, also 27, was five months pregnant when she was diagnosed, and endured surgery and chemotherapy during the pregnancy. Kim found her lump at age 30 while planning her son's second birthday party, and faced the issues of raising a toddler while she underwent treatment.Nordie's at Noon shares the personal stories of each of these extraordinary women. A source of humor, strength, inspiration, and education, the book will speak to anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer or faced a seemingly insurmountable challenge. A celebration of friendship and of living life to the fullest, Nordie's at Noon is also a book that will encourage women everywhere to be proactive with their health-and realize that no one is "too young" for breast cancer.

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This work tells a true story about four young friends diagnosed with breast cancer and the monthly luncheon that lifted their spirits. Like any group of young women, Patti, Kim, Jennifer and Jana talked about their latest career moves, the men in their lives, and their dreams for family when they met each month for lunch at the trendy cafe at their local Nordstrom's department store. But unlike other women their age, their conversations also turned to more serious issues, issues their "non-breast-cancer" friends couldn't have imagined or understood. Indeed, it was the diagnosis of breast cancer at the age of thirty or younger that had brought the women together in the first place. But it was a desire to tell their stories, provide hope to others and to celebrate the journey of life after a cancer diagnosis that would make them friends for life. "Nordie's at Noon" shares the personal stories of each of these extraordinary and courageous women. A source of humour, strength, inspiration and education, the book will speak to anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer, supported someone with the disease, or faced a seemingly insurmountable challenge.

A celebration of friendship and of living life to the fullest, Nordie's at Noon is also a book that will encourage women everywhere to be proactive with their health - and realise that no-one is "too young" for breast cancer.

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Patti Balwanz died in 2003, at the age of twenty-nine. Kim Carlos lives in Kansas City with her husband and son. Jennifer Johnson lives with her husband and two children in Overland Park, Kansas. Jana Peters died in 2006, at the age of thirty-five.

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