Write About Someone Who Inspires You.

Kelsi Johnson.

She has a smile that lights up a room and a heart that could touch the coldest soul. You cannot deny the strength of her presence, her beauty, her grace. I had the honor of befriending this young woman my sophomore year in high school. We talked about boys, traveling, life and did I mention stupid boys? Kelsi has always had such a great spirit, to this day it still blows my mind how wise she was at such a young age. She taught me how to love myself and to be myself with no regard for anyone else. So that is exactly what I did.

A little over two months ago my sweet Kelsi had a Prophylactic (double) Mastectomy after finding out she was BRCA1 positive. Her radiance and strength through it all has been so inspiring. Not only has she stayed positive, but she has used this time to share her experience. It truly prides me to call her a friend of mine. Watching her conquer this makes every obstacle I have faced seem so small. She is a previvor! One of the strongest women I know.

“When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.”