Family teams up to fight the enemy, breast cancer

October 03, 2017

Brandi Leland, mother of six school-age children, looks back on her year of battling breast cancer; a journey they have all taken together.

Breast cancer is a nemesis. An enemy whose very name intimidates. An adversary that withers many women and makes heroines of some. Brandi Leland, who had breast cancer, is of the latter variety. Not your ethereal, halo-circled saint. She is, perhaps, a Joan-of-Arc, saber-brandishing version—somehow endowed with a sit-com star’s sense of humor.