JILL BRZEZINSKI-CONLEY, pictured here, has been diagnosed with incurable stage-4 bone cancer.
The beautiful image is one of many taken by professional photographer Sue Bryce during a shoot in Paris last year.
Brzezinkski-Conley was first diagnosed with breast cancer just before her 32nd birthday. She underwent a double mastectomy, went into remission and survived. But the cancer returned.
After meeting the now 35-year-old Las Vegas native through a website, Bryce decided she wanted to take her to Paris (a prize she won on being named Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year in 2012) and capture her beauty on film.
Brzezinkski-Conley wanted to tell her story, and show a positive image of breast cancer to the world. But she also wants to send out another message.
“I truly hope that after watching this documentary and looking at these amazing pictures, you will please go and get a total physical exam. I kick myself often for ignoring the signs. I only ignored them because I was not educated about Breast Cancer. If I knew then what I know now, I always wonder where I would be today.”
(Credit: hailey bartholomew)