Important Global Message
The Miami-Dade County Portal will be undergoing maintenance starting at 11 p.m. Saturday, May 3 and for all of Sunday, May 4. Intermittent outages may be experienced. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thank you for your patience as we improve our online services.
Get inspired by other survivor’s stories!
Saundra Spivack's Story
Like many women, the biggest challenge of my mammogram was trying not to worry while I waited for the results. All sorts of negative thoughts ran through my head. Why did this happen to me?
The news was devastating and all i wanted to do was run away in disbelief. Finding a doctor that took the time to answer all of my questions made all the difference. I felt like I was on a merry-go-round and each step of the way meant the difference between being happy with the results of your surgery and regretting your decision.
My doctors kept reminding me not to wait to long or the cancer would spread. I felt pressured yet I know they meant well. I needed to make this decision my way and I proceeded to get the ball rolling with contacting the American cancer society, checking the internet, talking to strangers who know more about what I was going through and especially my family and co-workers.
My co-workers helped to step in and prayed in groups right before my tests and surgery, I felt as if they were in the room with me and my fears disappeared.
I finally had my surgery and now my tests are routine follow-ups. During the cancer fundraising I received such a tremendous outpour just by collecting $1.00 from each person.
Today, thanks to your donations, researchers are coming out with a cure one cancer cell at a time. This fundraising is not only for breast cancer but for all cancers.
If we do our part and never give up we will defeat this cancer. This October, 2013 my birthday marked 5 years of being cancer free.
You are now leaving the official website of Miami-Dade County government. Please be aware that when you exit this site, you are no longer protected by our privacy or security policies. Miami-Dade County is not responsible for the content provided on linked sites. The provision of links to these external sites does not constitute an endorsement.
Please click 'OK' to be sent to the new site, or Click 'Cancel' to go back.