Natasha Rossi believed she had the perfect life.
She had two awesome kids — two and a half-year-old identical twins — and the love and support of her boyfriend, Desi. Life, she thought, could only get better.
Then, in January 2019, she was hit with some of the hardest news that anyone can hear.
“Hearing those words, ‘you have cancer,’ my life changed forever,” Natasha says. Learning that she’d been diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer — one of the most aggressive forms of the disease — challenged Natasha to her core. She didn’t know if she’d ever get her fairytale life back. Or if she’d even get to see her twins grow up.
“I broke down and went into a really dark place for a couple of weeks,” she remembers. “I stayed in my room and I kept the curtains closed and I kept the phone off. I was left in those thoughts of fear and anxiety and sadness.”
Natasha’s boyfriend refused to leave her in that place.
Desi knew that Natasha couldn’t stay in her room forever, so he tried his best to pull her out of the deep depression her diagnosis had understandably brought on. He told her that no matter what, she needed to be there for her kids. They needed their mom.
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