The Fight For Zero – by Erin Brockovich and Suzanne Boothby – The Brockovich Report

Where do we start? No one ever anticipates getting into this kind of advocacy work. It all started for me in 2013. My uncle, not blood-related, but he actually lived with my family because he was married to my dad’s sister, who was my aunt. She had passed away and he had nowhere else to go, and so he lived with us most of our lives. He was diagnosed with cancer. We didn’t think anything of it. We just thought, “Oh, old age, you know, that really sucks.” He passed away pretty quickly because it was very advanced. A few months later, our family dog got cancer. Still, we didn’t think much of it, as the dog was old too. When my 21-year-old, brother was diagnosed with cancer a few months later, we all started thinking, “That’s a weird coincidence.” Three months later, I was diagnosed with cancer. My husband served more than a decade in the military and he was deployed during this time. I was pregnant and giving birth to a baby completely alone, and I was also facing cancer and they didn’t send him home when I got diagnosed with cancer. He did come home from deployment in Afghanistan, a few months later, but that’s not even the crazy part. My father was diagnosed with cancer too. It

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