My Genuine Journey: Alli Hagerdon's Fight For Life
Alli Hagerdon and her husband, Pat, welcomed their first child – a beautiful little girl who they named Adeline in September of 2016. Shortly after, Hagerdon noticed a lump while nursing. She believed it was a clogged duct from breastfeeding complications. In February of 2017, just five months after Adeline was born, 29 year old Alli Hagerdon was diagnosed with Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (stage IIB, grade 3) and later tested positive for the BRCA1 gene. Sixteen rounds of IV chemotherapy immediately followed.
Although those grueling months of chemo did have an impact, her tumors were unresponsive.