As I’ve explained, my family has BRCA2 mutations, and my husband’s family has BRCA1 mutations. Yesterday, my husband’s cousin Susie underwent a prophylactic mastectomy with DIEP reconstruction, a surgery that took over 12 hours. She has survived breast cancer and fallopian cancer and is now taking steps to prevent further BRCA-related cancers from affecting her. Susie is a big supporter of FORCE and serves as an outreach coordinator for the Boston area. We’ve gotten updates that the surgery went well and she is expected to be moved out of recovery later this afternoon. Please send positive thoughts and prayers to Susie as she recovers from this difficult surgery and consider a donation to her Heroes page in honor of her brave decision.