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 am originally from New Jersey and moved to Los Angeles with my family at age 12. After graduating from San Diego State University with a BA in Journalism, I had a short-stint in magazine advertising sales before landing my "dream job" with Club Med. For two years I worked at resorts in Mexico, The Bahamas, The Dominican Republic and Colorado. My husband Glenn & I met in Ixtapa, Mexico and we embarked on a two year honeymoon around the world. This was also a research project for a book we wrote called "When The Travel Bug Bites: Creative Ways to Earn, Save and Stay Abroad." I am also the author of a quote book for new graduates -- "Cheatnotes on Life: Lessons From The Classroom of Life." In 1997, we settled in San Diego and I was blessed to work part-time from home for non-profit organizations while raising our two boys. In 2010, a DCIS diagnosis changed my life. DCIS 411 is the culmination of my on-going journey and discoveries.
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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

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  2. AAA says:

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

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