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October 13, 2013

Sharing her story of survival

Pink Luncheon attendees hear breast cancer victim’s story of determination, victory


“People would look at us funny when we’d walk down the street because 13 years ago, it wasn’t so common for a women battling cancer to be walking around bald in public.”

In order to reach out and educate the public, Mouton made the ultimate decision — to document her struggle through a news story.

“I felt this tugging and it felt like God was telling me there was a better purpose,” she said. “In faith, sometimes we bargain but this time I just decided to let go and step out.”

Mouton shared everything with the public, including coming out on live television without her wig. Her decision caused ripples all over.

“I got to meet Oprah, I got to meet Diane Sawyer, people everywhere were contacting me,” she said.

Now, with a head full of blonde hair, Mouton still attends speaking engagements and encourages women to conduct monthly self-exams and get regular mammograms.

“Only 10 percent of breast cancer is hereditary, so just because it’s not in your family doesn’t mean you can get it,” she said.

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