Tanya Hernandez

Cancer Taught Me: Tanya Hernandez’s Story

Published Date: 2017-10-10

"I believe that being positive and keeping a smile on your face will help push you through the bad. At the age of 35, I received the devastating news that I now had breast cancer. I continued to move forward with my life, even after nine long months, and kept a strong, positive attitude in my life as well as at work. As a bank teller I try to keep a smile on my face because I don’t like to bring my personal problems to my workplace. My encounter with cancer influenced me to try my best as a single mother and to be a courageous role model for my four daughters. Which meant I had no time to be vulnerable. To me, being vulnerable is to let a negative attitude take over your perspective. My T-shirt slogan would be ‘Let your positivity smile through.’ I enjoy exercising, but my girls are my greatest joy in life."

-Tanya Hernandez, breast cancer survivor