An O'Neill woman battling breast cancer has been selected as a recipient of financial support from the Pink Bandana organization.
Michelle Bulau, age 33, is a wife, mother, nurse, purpose-seeking, breast cancer survivor. Michelle lives in O'Neill with her husband of nine years, Luke, their five children Lily (7), Jack (6), Emma (4), Ellie (2), Hatti (2), and their 115 lb. St. Bernard named Bernie.
Michelle was diagnosed with State IIIB metastatic breast cancer in February 2017. She initially underwent eight rounds of chemotherapy, a bilateral mastectomy with lymph node dissection, 25 rounds of radiation, followed by an additional 18 weeks of chemotherapy.
Michelle works full time as a surgical nurse by day and fills the remaining hours of her day spending time at her children's activities including: gymnastics, wrestling, basketball, baseball, softball and swimming.
Michelle is grateful for the past year of ups and downs because it has strengthened her faith in God and has brought some of the most beautiful and genuine people into her life. She asks that everyone keep praying for all cancer patients, both past and present.
The Pink Bandana organization raises support and awareness for women in Nebraska, age 40 and under, who are battling breast cancer. Each year, recipients from across Nebraska are chosen to receive financial support. Michelle has been chosen as one of six recipients who will receive support during the 2018 Beat Breast Cancer Mud Volleyball Tournament.
The tournament will be held Saturday, July 14 in Prague. To register a team for the tournament, please visit www.pinkbandana.org.