Stefanie LaRue was 30 years old when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer and given the dismal prognosis of less than a year to live. That was nine years ago. And thanks to discovering medical marijuana, has healed a third cancer recurrence of multiple tumors in multiple locations with a special formulated cannabis treatment protocol. Stefanie has served as a patient navigator for the newly diagnosed and has been a noted speaker at numerous conferences and events promoting early detection and the active involvement in one’s treatment and healing regimens. She has tirelessly fought for the rights of young women to be involved in decisions regarding their treatment options, and has helped educate countless women and members of the medical community as well about the unique needs of younger women faced with the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. Stefanie has served on the Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Susan G. Komen for the Cure , Southern California’s Breast Cancer Network of Strength, and the USC Norris Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivorship Advisory Council. She received the American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Survivorship Circle Award and is an NBCC Project Lead Graduate. Stefanie frequently lectures at corporate events, charity fundraisers, hospitals, medical conferences, college campuses, high schools, spas and women’s groups. Stefanie has authored several articles featured in major publications including SELF, HEALTH, INSTYLE and O Magazine. She has lobbied Congress in Washington DC to pass Breast Cancer legislation and was successful in receiving a Declaration Proclamation from Congress in 2006. Stefanie is also an ardent animal advocate, rescuing and fostering many wounded, mistreated and special needs dogs. Stefanie and her rescue dogs have been featured in award-winning documentaries, Public Service Announcements, and major television networks including CNN, MSNBC, FOX, LIFETIME, and The Hallmark Channel. Her choice of sharing her gift of time is spent “being of service” helping special needs rescue dogs and connecting them with humans and other animals in need of healing and therapeutic joy. She also saves room in her heart and home for those in need of a quiet, serene and loving hospice environment to transition. As an inspirational and outspoken voice for progressive change, Stefanie’s authentic energy continues to motivate others to get involved and become an advocate for something or someone; people, animals, the environment. She created LIVE ORGANIC. LIVE ORGASMIC., a personal and social lifestyle brand advocating for quality of life options.
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Meet Stefanie LaRue: Cancer Survivor and Medical Marijuana Advocate
On the surface, Stefanie LaRue is a sweet girl with a hint of Texas in her voice. But like they say in the South, “she’s got a lot of fight in her.” Stefanie gives the term “breast cancer survivor” a new meaning. Every day she celebrates the time she may not have had. In 2005, Stefanie’s world came to a halt. Her boyfriend discovered a lump in one of her breasts. At first, she was misdiagnosed by three different doctors and was told that she was too young for breast cancer. After all, she was only 30 years old at …