Griffin helps fight breast cancer (Basketball)

August 11, 2010
Kelsey Griffin

The WNBA dedicated last week to raising funds and awareness of breast cancer and got players around the league, including Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin, to share stories of how the disease affected them.

It was called “Her Story.”

This is Griffin’s story as told to

“My grandmother on my mom’s side had breast cancer a few years ago and it came back in her other breast. She, in turn, had to have a full mastectomy. On my dad’s side, my grandmother was diagnosed with the disease. Both of them battled the disease when I was much younger.

On my mom’s side, she had it and it went away and then it came back. I don’t remember the exact years but the last surgery was pretty recent, within the last five years.

With my mom’s mom, it was one of those things where they found it, it was operable and she didn’t have to go through any treatments, and so they were able to take care of it. It’s always a scary situation whenever cancer is involved, but it was in a state where the doctors had a good idea of what was going on and felt they could treat it as long as she was healthy enough for surgery.”