Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A story of courage, resilience and hope
Thousands of Australians are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. As a disease predominantly (but not exclusively) effecting women, breast cancer is an illness that could potentially impact any of our customers at any point.
Biologi ambassador, Sofi Leota, was diagnosed with grade three breast cancer aged just 23. She discovered Biologi after her skin burnt and blistered after life-saving radiation treatment.
Sofi’s inspiring story is one of courage, resilience and hope. Her determination encouraged us to support those families impacted by breast cancer so to mark International Women’s Day in 2019, Biologi donated 100% of profits to the Breast Cancer Network, Australia.
In her own words, here is Sofi’s story.
“On April 24, 2018, I was diagnosed with grade thee breast cancer. I endured nearly eight months of treatment. I had two surgeries, 16 rounds of chemotherapy, and 25 days of radiation.
It was every day, five days a week for five weeks.
Basically, for me, radiation was like another preventative treatment. There are many side effects, but one of the main side effects being burning and pain to the skin. It wasn’t until a couple of days after radiation had finished that the skin started blistering and peeling, and it was just a really extreme and intense sunburn.”
It was then, after nine months of grueling chemotherapy and radiation treatment, Sofi found Biologi’s Bf Restore Face & Body Serum (formerly Bf Hydration Serum). The extract of Australian finger lime helped repair her skin from radiation burn.
“When I’d started using the Biologi, I was just in a world of pain. Everyone’s been sunburnt, but it was just extreme. And I’d never, ever felt that kind of pain. And the relief of using Biologi was huge.
After just a short time, the redness had disappeared. My skin was healing. The blistering was closing up. It was magical, almost. After being diagnosed on April the 24th, 2018, and after eight months of treatment, I found out on the 8th of January 2019 that I am in remission and that treatment is over. I can move on with my life and live it to the fullest. I’m just so excited for life. I love it so much. It’s so corny, but I’m honestly just so excited.”
Of course, we’re proud of these results but as Biologi is fully active, we advise everyone undergoing medical treatment to check with a clinical team before using any products pre, during or post treatment. In this case, the water-soluble serums were applied post treatment.
Why did Bf Restore Face & Body Serum work so well?
Bf serum provides an all-over hydrating experience and contains an absolute powerhouse of 100% active phytonutrients that may heal and repair burnt or damaged skin.
Plant-based vitamin C can reduce skin’s redness and help recover from damage caused by burns, overexposure to the sun or external wounds. Vitamin C also provides antioxidant protection to defend against free radicals that can damage the skin.
Working in synergy with vitamin C, the alpha amino acid, tryptophan works to protect the skin from scarring while helping it feel smooth and supple.
In April last year, we were proud to spend the morning at the Breast Cancer Network Australia office to hand over our donation of $10821.08 to help support women fighting breast cancer. We were only able to give this donation because of our incredible community who so generously supported this fundraising cause.
Sofi’s story has a happy ending. She’s now in remission. But we know this happy ending isn’t always the case. Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we’re showing our support to this incredible cause in memory of those who have gone before us, those who are facing their own journey now, and the support network of people who help those suffering.
Thank you for helping us raise funds and awareness for this important cause.