Mandl College was a huge success. On the last day of awareness month, I was able to present my story to seven different classes. Literally walking from room to room, I sometimes forgot who I said what to but luckily I am familiar enough with the story that the highlights were all covered. It was rapid fire presenting for sure. The students were very engaging and had great questions. Risk factors seemed to come up a lot and that's not something I usually talk about. Here are some facts:
- There is no specific age for diagnosis although 40s-60s make up most cases
- Not having a pregnancy increases your risk
- Being on birth control pills reduces your risk
Thanks to the Director of Enrollment, Randie Sensor for asking me to come to the school. I think we were able to impart some great information to these future healthcare workers that can possibly save a life.