Shay's Story

Shay Gipson, Author, Balloons To Heaven

Shay’s Story:

For the past two years, I ignored a serious medical condition. When I look back, I realize I made a decision most of us have done at some point during a doctor’s visit -- in spite of what my inner voice was telling me, I rationalized that if the doctor doesn’t believe this is big concern, why should I?

In 2015, I was told there was a mass in my right breast, and of course I was upset. The doctors told me not to worry about it and come back in 6 months. I returned in 6 months and received the same advice. When I said I was not okay with having a mass in my breast and wanted it biopsied, I was told it was too expensive, and I shouldn't worry because “you’re fine.”