Thankfully, Bradford’s cancer responded well to the chemotherapy treatment, and the bilateral mastectomy was a success. Following surgery, she spent time recovering and receiving physical therapy. Bradford continues to see Hew and takes medication to help prevent the cancer from returning.
“The process wouldn’t have gone as smoothly as it did without Dr. Jasra and the team she created for me,” Bradford said.
In August 2020, Bradford returned to pharmacy school, shortly after finishing her cancer treatments. Bradford was hesitant, but Jasra encouraged her and even helped with getting the accommodations she needed, such as remote learning and extra time to take tests and complete assignments. Today, she is on schedule to graduate from Florida A&M University’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in May 2023.
Despite the physically and emotionally taxing journey, Bradford found the strength to make it through and is forever grateful to UF Health Jacksonville for giving her another chance at life. Today, she wants to encourage and inspire other women like her who are battling breast cancer and remind them that there is hope for healing.
“There isn’t enough money in the world to repay them for what they’ve done — and for the love and care they’ve given me,” Bradford said.