Ilana Brunner is a blissful mom and wife as well as an amateur photographer, avid scuba diver, chocolate and cheese aficionado, and world traveler. She learned to ride a bike at the age of 40 and completed a triathlon. Her experience as a two time cancer survivor and the struggle with fertility it caused has inspired her to write. Her day job has her playing a lawyer and education and civil rights advocate. She lives in the Maryland suburbs of DC with her husband and their miraculous twins.
A few years ago, my mom’s cousin passed away from ovarian cancer. While I live far away and could not attend the funeral or shiva, I wanted to do something and so I wrote a note to each of her…children, my cousins, sharing with them personal recollections I had of their mom and hoping that these memories would help bring them comfort. I also made a donation in her memory to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Since then, I have been receiving the Fund’s email updates and newsletters on a regular basis, usually a… >> Read More