Cancer is an obstacle many women will have to encounter in their lives. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 12 percent of women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.
When Barbara Theodosiou discovered two of her four children had fallen prey to drug addiction, she knew she had to do something: She had to announce, to the world—very bravely—that she was an addict's mom. Theodosiou was not going to hide in shame. She was going to help mothers like her cope with consequences of having children addicted to drugs.