Lyzette Ruiz's Story

Breast Cancer Survivor

Lyzette Ruiz's Story

Lyzette Ruiz is a breast cancer patient of Dr. Hasham-Jiwa. She was diagnosed in August 2019. "Being diagnosed with cancer turns your whole world upside down, I was diagnosed at 31." As soon as Lyzette met with Dr. Hasham-Jiwa, she felt as if she had a game plan in place. Everyone at the clinic was kind and caring, including nurse Susan.
Lyzette is a school teacher - her school, family and friends supported her along the journey. She was gifted a blanket by a dear friend after her surgery. The blanket never left Lyzette's side during doctor appointments. "I clung to it; it was my comfort blanket.”
Lyzette Ruiz is thankful to God and for the perspective cancer gave her and is thankful for OC for taking care of everything in a prompt matter. Since winning her fight against breast cancer, Lyzette has been giving back to her community. The importance of her blanket still carried significant meaning to her, she decided to raise money to buy and pass out blankets to current individuals that are battling cancer. Each blanket is wrapped with a bow and a motivational quote. Recently, Lyzette visited our Southeast clinic for the third time and dropped off more blankets in hopes of providing comfort to someone in need.