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Lara Mailich is 43 years old, married to Rob Mailich, and they have three children. She was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa.
At the age of 37, with three young children under the age of nine, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. Lara is a breast cancer survivor. She has healed on every level possible and has learned to never take life and her health for granted.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Losing My Hair is the inspiring journey of a young, strawberry blonde woman, whose life is turned upside down and inside out when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. It is a story of survival, hope, strength, and most of all self-preservation and healing.
“Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Starbucks. I’ll find any excuse to go there, so it made perfect sense that we went to Starbucks for Mother's Day, May 2016. At that point, I was living a carefree, happy life. A week later I was diagnosed with breast cancer – and happened to be at Starbucks again.
As I sat watching my Frappuccino melt, it dawned on me that the only difference between this Starbucks visit and the previous one was my diagnosis. It was at that moment that I realised that having a lump in my breast didn’t define me.
My husband and I were determined to fight this head-on. We knew we would have to add chemotherapy into our daily lives for a while.
I chose to heal on every level, not just physically from cancer and the chemo, but mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I healed my mind, my heart and my soul.”
After conquering cancer and a full hysterectomy leading to early menopause at the age of 39, I embarked on a healthy eating/healthy lifestyle journey which has helped me lead a fit and healthy lifestyle whilst maintaining my weight-loss.