In late 2004, Chantiay preformed her monthly self-check and found something out of the ordinary. After visiting the doctor, she received the horrible news; ”You have Breast Cancer.” was motivated to fight the disease. In April of 2005, she had surgery to remove the cancer, but still had to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment. After participating in Augusta University’s Breast Cancer Support Group, she felt more positive and ready to start the new chapter in her life. She is a proud survivor of 10 years and advises all women, young or old, to “touch and feel the ta-tas…it can change your life forever.