New Yorker Gina Maisano was single, living alone and knew no one with breast cancer. No one. So when she got the diagnosis her computer became her lifeline. She found an online support forum to connect with other women fighting the same battle-but emerged as a leader of the forum where she went by the name "No Surrender".

Maisano formed a non-profit known as The No Surrender Breast Cancer Foundation, which now runs the online resource She's also the author of two books, including one on reclaiming your sexuality after breast cancer.

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

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