Jessica, a confident woman if I ever met one! I just LOVED her attitude! Her outfits were on POINT! She mentioned to me that her kids would tell her that no other moms in their school looked as cool as her! And I totally agree! This mama has a PHENOMENAL style and OWNS it ! Right after our shoot she had to rush to her chemo! Looking FLAWLESS and all!
Read more of her story below:
My name is Jessica Bustamante and I am living with Stage 4 Metastasis breast cancer that spread to the lungs and to the bones. Living with this diagnosis has completely changed my life. Now I try to educate others on the importance of taking care of their health so that they may avoid getting a sickness. My journey began in August of 2014 when I was diagnosed and I have been fighting ever since and through countless hours of research I found that by living a healthy life style I can try and live every day I am given to the fullest. See, living with a terminal illness is so difficult on the mind if you are not head strong this disease will take hold of you. I believe that every day is a gift and a choice to make the most out of it. I have seen many who get diagnosed get depressed angry or bitter and live as if they are already dead. Even living with this diagnosis the struggle of this battle is not easy I am still blessed for the life I have had. And still am living because I believe that if we can make a difference in someone else’s life then you shall be blessed to 10 times fold. Miracles happen every day so I will never lose my faith and will always have hope and meanwhile I will live my life showing others that life is precious. There is nothing more important than ones health because everything else has a solution except death. I take no day for granted and try to encourage others to do the same, with my diagnosis I was only given a life expectancy of 6 months to no more than 2 years yet I am going on over 4 years and still here because I do have my faith and choose to live life with my loved ones. There has been many changes I have had to do, from the foods I eat to the water I drink seeing doctors that help with side effects from chemo treatments to taking supplements my body needs which has been very difficult. But all worthwhile to have more time. So, my advice is never give up, always press forward and live your life to the fullest but never take your life for granted. My legacy is to show others that even though I am living with cancer this disease never beat me I will fight till the end and I will teach my children and others that life is worth fighting for and that I never gave up or in to the Cancer.
Location: Railyard Studio
Makeup artist: Beauty by Jesse
Some behind the scene shots from Jessica's shoot :)