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In honor of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month we are interviewing an extraordinary woman., Betty Garrett.
Who Is Betty Garrett?
When Betty Garrett's husband, Gene, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2003, she was his primary caregiver and battled it with him. When his cancer came back a year later, she decided she needed additional support for herself.
In November 2008, Garrett faced yet another challenge. She herself was diagnosed with breast cancer. She underwent a biopsy, lumpectomy and radiation. Then, she developed an infection that 10 weeks of intensive antibiotic treatment could not resolve. In july 2009, she had a mastectomy. Always the optimist, Betty sees her personal experience with cancer as an opportunity to gain insights and knowledge to complement that of being a caregiver. Having walked both sides of the cancer diagnosis, she is working even harder to educate others about what lies ahead when the "C" word affects their lives or that of a loved one. Betty Garrett holds a business management degree from LeTourneau University and has more than 32 years of experience in the training, hospitality and travel industries. Her company, Garrett Speakers International, is a full-service speakers bureau that matches the right keynote speakers and trainers with meetings, conventions and seminars. Garrett has won numerous industry awards locally and internationally.
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