After successfully fighting breast cancer, Thonet LaBadie was ready to focus her attention on reclaiming her health. Watch her journey from Breast Cancer 2 Bikini.
Thonet LaBadie’s journey with breast cancer began when she received a diagnosis on Feb. 13, 2015 — a day she’ll always remember. Since then she has had six surgeries, including a bi-lateral mastectomy. LaBadie underwent eight rounds of chemotherapy and 33 radiation treatments. She lost her hair, gained weight from the drugs and became too tired to continue her normal workouts and runs.
“My whole body — I didn’t recognize myself,” LaBadie says. “There was a feeling like you didn’t want to complain about that because you are alive. And if this was going to be the new me, well then, I guess I just needed to accept it. But there was a part of me that was missing and I knew I wanted to find that.”
“The bikini is the tiniest part of this journey,” LaBadie says. “Everything else about it is gigantic compared to that tiny bikini. The Breast Cancer 2 Bikini Challenge was the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle that was missing and now has been found. I’m back. ”