A Shadyside woman has taken on cancer and is using her fight to help others.
Robin Rodgers has battled hard, not just for herself, but for others going through the same thing.
“I looked at my daughter when the doctor told us and I said we can do this,” said Rodgers.
Ask anyone in Shadyside and they’ll tell you Rockin’ Robin Rodgers is a fighter. Not only is she a fighter, she’s optimistic and has been since February 20th, the day she found out she had triple negative breast cancer.
“She is a true inspiration to not only me but for my daughter, to the town of Shadyside and the rest of the valley. She has been through so much and continues to have a smile on her face,” said Shannan Hildebrand.
Rodgers will be the first to tell you that it wasn’t easy at all. In fact, it was the exact opposite. Rodgers had to undergo a double mastectomy, fight through four rounds of chemotherapy, followed by radiation and the complications that came with it.
“I ended up in the hospital in the ICU with blood clots on my lungs and 1st degree 2nd degree radiation burns, from my neck all the way down to my belly all around my back,” said Rodgers.
During this strenuous journey, Rodgers found solace in writing journal entries in a Facebook group called “My Cancer Story” to keep family and friends updated on her cancer.
She also joined local support groups to help women who are going through the same thing.
“This journey continues it’ll continue until I am completely cancer free,” said Rodgers.