About Me


I’m Emily, a lawyer, wife, mother, and cat lady, living outside of New York City. I was a collegiate swimmer and completed the 2011 New York City Marathon. Professionally, I am an elder law and special needs attorney, whose practice focused primarily on  adult guardianships, capacity issues, care management, and public benefits. When my son was born, I left law practice to stay home with him. In the same week that I celebrated my fifth wedding anniversary and my son turned two, I was diagnosed with metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer at age 32.

I am documenting this new life from my diagnosis to treatment, through all of the emotions and logistics of life with a young child and a metastatic cancer diagnosis, because I believe in education, empowerment, and the creation of community, so that no one feels alone even in the darkest corners of this diagnosis and cancer life.

Photo credit: Allison Hooban Photography

One thought on “About Me

  1. Hii, Emily.

    CancerBro is an online community of cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers. Our mission is to support and empower cancer fighters around the globe by providing them authentic content in form of infographics, educative & motivational videos, etc. and making them connect with survivors.

    You can check us out here – http://www.cancerbro.com

    Your help in our journey and mission is much appreciated. As you run a fantastic blog, we kindly request you to share a few words about our community and mission. It will really mean a lot to us. We can also share a valuable write up for your blog audience which you can share with them. Please feel free to suggest some topic ideas.

    Looking forward to a positive reply.

    Best Regards,
    CancerBro Team


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