Real Housewives of Miami Star Guerdy Abraira has received an outpouring of support after revealing she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Abraira took to Instagram on Wednesday, saying she received the diagnosis after a routine checkup.
“In March, I learned news about my health. I was in St. Barts having the best time of my life when my doctor called me with results from a regular mammogram. she started her post. “I have breast cancer.”
“It took me a while to process it all and that’s why I took a break from social media last month as many have noticed. Many of you have reached out to check on me and I am grateful for your thoughtful gestures,” she continued.
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The 45-year-old event designer said she was preparing for surgery and was waiting for doctors to give her a treatment plan.
“This process is definitely intense and what I’m asking of you is empowerment, not pity,” she added.
Abraira urged his followers to take care of their health.
“I’m lucky that this breast cancer was discovered at an early stage – it’s always scary of course, but I have the love and support of those around me and that alone is the fuel that I need,” she continued. “For those who do not have regular health checks, I urge you to do so. Your life depends on it.
Over 20,000 people responded to the message with words of encouragement and support.
One person wrote: “Sending love and prayers your way. And I can’t wait for you to come out of this stronger than ever. God bless you!!”
Another added: “Wishing you a speedy recovery! Send prayers for good news!
Another person replied, “You have thousands of Bravo fans that you have never met behind you. Sending many prayers!!! You have this!”
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