Yahira Torres was diagnosed with breast cancer September 2020, and since then she has undergone a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, 2 expander removal surgeries, radiation, and by salpingo-oophorectomy. Through this process, she has been able to meet some amazing people (via social media). They’ve been pivotal to her mental health.
Yahira loves to travel, and is great at planning - so naturally she gravitated to the idea of setting up a retreat. The goal is to provide this opportunity to as many as possible. We also would like to be able to do this at little or no cost to the participants. This is her gift to the community that has done so much for her.
Why a lioness?
Lions live in large, social groups called "prides". A pride is mainly made up of lionesses. The pride has a close bond. Living in a pride makes life easier.
We are strong, and fierce like lions. Our bond is like no other. We are a unit, a tribe, a PRIDE.