Breast Cancer Survivor Helps Underinsured, Latina Women Get Help

Overwhelmed with fear and consumed by darkness, Dora Arias fought breast cancer at age 39. It was a battle hard won, but in the fight she developed a passion to help other women with breast cancer. In particular, women who didn't have the same support she did.

Fluent in both Spanish and English, Dora launched the non-profit Curémonos, which means healing together. Now in its third year, the organization reaches out to medically under served women who experience more difficulty due to financial instability, language barriers and cultural differences. Arias was also named one of the Models of Courage for Ford's Warriors in Pink Program.

The 2012 Patients of Courage series highlights breast reconstruction patients who are now making a difference in the fight against breast cancer.