The Blessings of DCIS

Nutrition CertificationIt’s been nearly four years since my journey with DCIS began. And while the beginning seemed to be a total nightmare — filled with extreme stress, overwhelm, confusion and fear  —  I now see the many blessings that this crazy DCIS has brought to my life… and to others. Here are just 3…

1.) DCIS fueled my motivation to study nutrition and its role in health and healing. I am now a Certified Nutritionist Consultant.

2.) DCIS inspired the birth of Donna’s Choice: Global Healing From The Inside Out  and DCIS 411.  Donna’s Choice is a Facebook group two friends and I co-created so that others could learn and share about natural, holistic health and healing. Today there are nearly 400 members.  DCIS 411 — my personal blog — has touched the lives of thousands of women diagnosed with DCIS.

3.) DCIS Redefined — a new website I co-created with Sandie Walters seeks to further support and empower women in making informed decisions with a unique focus on integrative solutions. I know this website and it’s many resources will provide a guiding light, much-needed support and peace of mind for women world-wide diagnosed with DCIS.

I am eternally grateful for the “angels” who have appeared to guide my journey and for the incredible support and encouragement I have experienced from friends and family.  And to the many women who share their stories, comments and appreciation. I will forever pay it forward. Thank you thank you thank you.

About Donna Pinto

I was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles when I was 12. I graduated with a BA in Journalism/Advertising from San Diego State University. After a short stint in magazine ad sales in LA, I was offered my dream job working for Club Med. I spent two years working at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met while working at Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico. We returned to "real life/jobs" for three years before we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. Together we wrote a book called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life," a quote book for new graduates. Becoming a mom changed my life and I was fortunate to work part-time from home with many amazing nonprofits. In 2010, a DCIS diagnosis inspired me to an investigation that culminated in creating DCIS 411 and Give Wellness.
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2 Responses to The Blessings of DCIS

  1. Erica David says:

    Congrats to you Donna, you have been a great inspiration and source of information for me in the face of a confusing and scary diagnosis. Because of the healthy regimes I’ve started since my first diagnosis 2 years ago, I’ve never felt better or stronger. Thank you for creating a community for learning. xo


  2. AAA says:

    Bless these blessings! Thank you Donna!!! and the countless other women who have shared their lives here.


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