Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity: Tracie Metzger

Tracie Metzger, of Cincinnati is a breast cancer survivor; Tracie was diagnosed with breast cancer at the young age of 30. After undergoing chemotherapy and breast reconstruction, she realized there were very few, if any, support groups for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. So, Tracie, with two other young breast cancer survivors, founded Pink Ribbon Girls (PRG) support group for younger women with breast cancer. PRG, which is growing nationally, goes beyond support. It provides education, fund raising, and such services as catering meals during chemotherapy or after surgery. As Richard B. Williams, MD, who nominated Tracie explains, “Tracie is one of those unique individuals able to tackle the physical and emotional aspects of her disease and turn it into a positive force in her life.”

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