6 episodes

Firefly Sisterhood works to foster one -to -one connections for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer and inspirational survivors. Based in Minnesota, our vision is a community where no one faces breast cancer alone.
Support for women with breast cancer by peer mentors is a crucial part of the healing process.

Breast Cancer 1 to 1 with Firefly Sisterhood Firefly Sisterhood

    • Health & Fitness

Firefly Sisterhood works to foster one -to -one connections for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer and inspirational survivors. Based in Minnesota, our vision is a community where no one faces breast cancer alone.
Support for women with breast cancer by peer mentors is a crucial part of the healing process.

    Our Pets, Our Selves: Animal Assisted Therapy with Molly DePrekel and Monica Anderson

    Our Pets, Our Selves: Animal Assisted Therapy with Molly DePrekel and Monica Anderson

    A breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can be traumatic. So much so that healing requires the help of a professional. Molly DePrekel, a licensed therapist, shares her work with animal-assisted therapy, while Monica Anderson, a Firefly Guide, shares her story of healing through her experience with equine (horse) therapy.

    • 31 min
    Caught! Fireflies in Action: a Match

    Caught! Fireflies in Action: a Match

    We’d like to share the story of two women who were matched through Firefly. Jeni (a Firefly Sister) describes how her first in-person meeting with Amy (her Firefly Guide) felt like a first date, including some nervousness! She didn’t need to worry as this match has progressed through the mutual sharing of cancer pet peeves, concerns about their teenagers, changing relationships with their spouses, and shared passion for causes.

    • 25 min
    Caught! Fireflies in Action: a Conversation with Teresa Biss

    Caught! Fireflies in Action: a Conversation with Teresa Biss

    We love this time of year when our namesake – the firefly – can be spotted and, if you’re lucky, captured, for up-close viewing and wonderment. Today’s guest is one of our fireflies that we’ve caught in action. She’s had her breast cancer recur twice, and she’s turned her experience into action as a Firefly Guide and Firefly Board member.

    • 16 min
    An Advocate to the End: a Conversation with Judy Erdahl

    An Advocate to the End: a Conversation with Judy Erdahl

    From her hospice bed, Judy shares her story and her passion - advocacy - for Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC). With the help of Team Judy (friends, family, and community members), several researchers at the University fo Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center have received direct financial support for their work in MBC.

    • 27 min
    Healing Through Yoga: an interview with DeAnn Hoff, Registered Yoga Teacher & Metastatic Thriver

    Healing Through Yoga: an interview with DeAnn Hoff, Registered Yoga Teacher & Metastatic Thriver

    Welcome to Episode 2: DeAnn Hoff, Registered Yoga Teacher at Gilda’s Club
    DeAnn is a Registered Yoga Instructor with a certification in yoga for cancer care. Listen as she shares how her Stage IV breast cancer diagnosis in 2007 led her to the practice of yoga for healing. She shares her passion for yoga with cancer patients and survivors at Gilda’s Club Twin Cities during her monthly Candlelight Yoga sessions.

    • 19 min
    Tattoos Following Breast Reconstruction: An Interview With Tattoo Artist Trent Wyczawski

    Tattoos Following Breast Reconstruction: An Interview With Tattoo Artist Trent Wyczawski

    Welcome to Episode 1: Trent Wyczawski, tattoo artist at Mecca Tattoo.
    Trent is a tattoo artist specializing in 3D areola/nipple tattoos and picture/decorative tattoos following breast reconstruction. Listen as he shares important information for women considering tattoos, questions to ask your tattoo artist, and more.

    • 24 min

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Healing Through Yoga

Really fascinating discussion about how someone has to learn to trust their body again after having cancer. Yoga seems like such a perfect fit for working through that.

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