Meet Sheena Virji!
“My mother saved my life.”
I leaned in.
And learned more about ovarian cancer than I ever wanted to know.
But to hear Sheena talk about it didn’t make it sound scary or awkward. I discovered that Sheena is passionate about women’s health in a way that makes her friends feel cherished and valued. This interview is extra special—for her and for me—because today is a day of both remembrance and celebration.
Three years ago today, Sheena’s mom died.
Ovarian cancer, unfortunately, is often called the "silent killer," but since Sheena credits her mom for saving her own life, she's been anything but silent in the face of it.
What do you do when your life takes an unexpected turn? When you experience a loss that stops you in your tracks? When you have to say good-bye to someone you love--and it's way too soon? In this conversation, Sheena and I talk about how our purpose is grounded, not in the work we get paid to do, but in the work that experience prepares us to do.
I was inspired by her story and the unexpected circumstances that fueled the legacy she wants to leave. Join the conversation, and follow your mission, not the madness.
Important Links from this Episode:
Learn more about women’s cancers—How to prevent, diagnose, and treat them.
Bright Pink empowers women to assess their risk and take charge of their health proactively.
Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance promotes awareness and action for ovarian cancer.
And sage advice from Sheena: “Get to know your body. If it feels wrong, it’s worth exploring. Make an appointment with your doctor!” (Friends, she is so passionate about this, she even told me she would accompany anyone who asked!)