Neana is a full-time teacher, the mother of two small boys, and an incredibly brave woman! After losing her mother Conni (affectionately nicknamed Consuela) to breast cancer in 2016, Neana took immediate action to learn about her likelihood of developing the same disease. Genetic tests revealed she carries the same gene that caused her mother’s cancer. But rather than living in fear, Neana took an amazingly courageous (and highly preventative) step by having a double mastectomy, a procedure that lasted ten hours.

In addition to her tremendous courage, Neana’s great-aunt and nominator says: “She always has a smile on her face and a heart for God.”

Neana, we are in AWE of you!!! Thank you for allowing us to share your story, you are a beaming inspiration!