Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A young beauty queen is fearless about her decision to undergo a double mastectomy.
Mary Bubala reveals the very personal reasons behind this life-changing decision, one that many women are beginning to make.
She’s beautiful and talented, but Allyn Rose of southern Maryland—who competed in this year’s Miss America pageant—says she’s choosing life with a bold decision.
“I’m fearless. You can be fearless, too,” she said.
The 24-year-old–whose body is so much of her image–has decided to undergo a double mastectomy.
“Miss DC Cancer,” she said. “That’s a scary thing for a 24-year-old, especially someone who doesn’t have children, who’s not married.”
Rose’s mom was just 51 when she lost her battle with breast cancer. Rose was only 16.
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“One of the last things she said to me was to watch after my little brother,” Rose said. “I took her hand. I…
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