Selfies With Survivors provides stories of courage for breast cancer awareness

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A Bay Ridge doctor is using a unique platform to give his patients a voice as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

"Selfies With Survivors" was started by Dr. John Kehoe as a forum for his patients to talk about their experiences after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

"I thought about all the survivors that I had in my practice over the course of the years and I guess that sort of met up with the whole selfie culture, and I said, let's see if we can put something together with my survivors," says Kehoe.

One participant is Vanessa Walker, 41, who took a photo with her doctor and others to share her story of survival.

Walker was first diagnosed at 30 and would be diagnosed a second time over the next 10 years. She went through many surgeries for a double mastectomy.

"I think it's important to tell people that this journey is tough," says Walker.

Another survivor, Ameila Roehrich, says she was inspired to take her selfie after reading about others and wanting to join the conversation.

"It's good to hear other people's stories and their survival," says Roehirch. "How strong they are, it's really nice, I loved it."

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