Submitted by: Desiree Swanson, her friend Maria is from Issaquah, Washington, and a mother of two girls. She received her second diagnosis in 2006. She had a double mastectomy on her 40th birthday last September. "Maria is a true inspiration," says friend Desiree. "She faced this disease with strength, grace, humor, and most importantly, the knowledge that she would come out on the other side of the tunnel victorious. What a great example she has set for her daughters, as well as any women f
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