I’m Sarah. If you’re clicking on this page, you probably already know me or know someone who knows me. I’ll give you the quick rundown. Originally from Naperville, Illinois, I went to college at Boston University and studied film, communications, and philosophy, and eventually ended up in sunny Southern California. At Boston University, they did not teach us about run-on sentences. In Los Angeles, I work as a television editor (assistant editor) and spend the bulk of my time laughing, hanging out with friends, and kissing random dogs. My two best qualities are my ability to quickly grow hair on my head and my odd sense of humor.

In October 2012, at the age of 31, I was diagnosed with Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma and the BRCA 2 genetic mutation. This blog contains the original emails I sent to friends and family and posts from my caringbridge site: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/SarahZeBreastAvenger. In these posts and emails you will find out lots of information, many times redundant, about my journey kicking breast cancer’s ass.

Being so young, breast cancer seemed no more than an abstract possibility to me. I was totally unprepared for this diagnosis. But I found a lump. I advocated for myself and pressured my doctors to take me seriously. This is my story. Thanks for being a part of it.

LINK: Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma


Why the WordPress site in addition to the Caringbridge site?

The WordPress site is easier for me to manipulate.

Secondly, and more importantly, on this site you can donate to me directly. Anyone that knows me, knows I’m uncomfortable asking for donations. Gretchen created this site because several people had expressed interest in donations. Please see the how to help tab for more information.


  1. We are friends of Deb’s. Deb speaks very highly of you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers and wish you a speedy recovery. Adnan & Iymen

  2. Paula Wold said:

    Praying for your speedy recovery. I am a friend of you sister’s future mother-in-law, Paula Waltz. You sound like a strong woman and and your strength will help. God Bess You.


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