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Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova

Martina Navratilova – The Czech-American tennis player has tallied record Wimbledon and grand-slam wins over the course of her 35-year professional career and is known for her dedicated political activism, most notably in support of gay rights. Following a biopsy early in 2010, Navratilova tested positive for breast cancer. The discovery, she told CNN, was […]

Martina Navratilova – The Czech-American tennis player has tallied record Wimbledon and grand-slam wins over the course of her 35-year professional career and is known for her dedicated political activism, most notably in support of gay rights. Following a biopsy early in 2010, Navratilova tested positive for breast cancer. The discovery, she told CNN, was equivalent to her own personal 9/11: “You don’t forget the day when your life is completely changed forever.” Prior to her diagnosis, Navratilova had not been screened for breast cancer; she’s now an advocate for regular mammograms. Just two weeks after her lumpectomy, she participated in a triathlon in Hawaii and she competed in a tennis tournament while undergoing radiation. This winter, at age 54, she plans to climb Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Read More http://www.ivillage.com/celebrity-breast-cancer-survivors-1/4-b-286561#ixzz2aPV9zaPr

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