Donna White: Breast Cancer Awareness Hits Close to Home
Donna White is the whole package: Smart, kind, loving, successful, great sense of humor, and in her own words, determined. This package is wrapped in a pink ribbon because she is also a breast cancer survivor.
“I was just finishing the process of getting my realtor’s license when the cancer was discovered. It took my breath away when the doctor told me. But life is beautiful and I knew I had lots more to do, so I told myself to just ‘get over it, girl, and get on with it,’” she said with a huge smile that lights up any room she’s in. And one thing’s for sure, she took her own advice and got over it!
Donna didn’t hedge about the anxiety of going through chemo, radiation, and reconstruction surgery. She spoke of the kindness and care she received, the other women she met during her treatment process, and the love and support she got from her husband, Jerome, and her family. The look in her eyes told me that, indeed, this woman is beaming with an energy that delivers a contagious outlook on life.
Spending time with her is, indeed, wonderful medicine for anyone lucky enough to be in her company for any length of time. She makes you laugh, and within that laughter is a kind of healing prescription for living life to the fullest. It wasn’t always easy for her to talk about her journey with cancer. “I had saved up all my tears, not speaking about what I went through. Outwardly, a lot of people didn’t even know I had cancer,” she said. “So what changed this?” I asked.
“Getting involved with Susan G. Komen as an Ambassador for the Komen Foundation. I knew as a breast cancer survivor I would, perhaps, be asked to share my journey and tell my story. I looked in the mirror and told myself, ’Girl, if my being a survivor gives another woman hope and encouragement and the support they need, then I needed to step up and be that person,” she answered.
Today, Donna is a successful Realtor with the Re/Max Legends Group located at 5645 Castle Creek Parkway North in Indianapolis. “When we moved to The Moorings in Fishers, I made it a point to get to know the real estate market on all sides of town so if someone calls me from any side of town, I am there .. no matter how far away they might live from my office,” she said. “I feel blessed, as the best thing about my job is meeting wonderful people. I feel privileged to get to know my clients and feel I have the ability to know what their needs are, as it is definitely a needs career. My personal motto has always been ‘Listen to your needs, and fulfill your dreams!’ It’s what I live by!”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Donna R. White serves as a wonderful mentor in this cause of awareness. As I said before, she is the whole package and much more!
To reach Donna, feel free to call her at 317.502.8012 or email her at donnawhitehomes@gmail. Visit her website at www.donnawhitehomes.com.