In October of 2018, I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. Since then, nearly every part of my life has changed. I traded my entrepreneurial spirit into a determination to stay alive. I discovered more about myself and the things that are important to me – family, friends and giving back. On top of fighting off this cancer, I also continue to devote myself to causes that matter to me. I am an advocate for foster care reform, dog therapy and bringing awareness to topics that are often ignored. I welcome you to join me on this journey. –Karla Stephens Tolstoy