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Melissa Brunner - October 2023
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. She decided to disclose her diagnosis publicly saying, "As a public figure, I did not want the gossip to be going around. I wanted to control the message. It was a tough decision to go public with it, though. It made me very vulnerable. Honestly it was the best thing I’ve ever done because I know a couple people who had mammograms after (my announcement), and two of them were diagnosed with breast cancer, so I don’t doubt it was the right thing to do."
Schmidt continued to work through most of her treatment missing less than two weeks of work in-person. She worked from home and even joked that she asked her husband to drive her to the office after she woke up from surgery.
Read more of Schmidt's story here.
Original source: www.wibw.com