My name is Meg Smith. I am mother of three, wife and a Breast Cancer Survivor! I was diagnosed at age 41. Early detection saved my life. My husband Trent and I have lived in the Powell area for 16 years. We are raising three children in this wonderful community!
I was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer in 2015. After a biopsy followed by a lumpectomy, I made the tough decision with the help of my family and doctors to undergo a bilateral mastectomy. During this time I found myself searching the internet and reading about the countless women who are also fighting this terrible disease. This realization profoundly impacted me.
Fortunately, my cancer was found at a very early stage, and I credit this early detection to the fact that I have the resources to get a yearly mammogram. “This is it,” I thought, “my game-changing moment where I know I have to take action.” I then truly understood EVERY woman deserves to receive a mammogram for early detection, whether they can afford it or not. Early detection is KEY and many times, lifesaving.
Because early detection is so crucial, I started Meg’s Mission for Mammograms to help advocate and raise funds for women who cannot afford a mammogram. All funds earned will be donated to OhioHealth in Columbus which is a valuable resource for many people in our area. The money will help provide transportation to the mammograms as well as help with any extra costs incurred.