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Leslie Jacobson, MS, LMFT

Leslie Jacobson
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Leslie Jacobson is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in providing psychosocial support for women with breast cancer. She has led groups for women with primary breast cancer at the Long Beach Memorial Breast Center and in the Pacific Northwest, where she directs the psychosocial programs at the Bellingham Regional Breast Center in Washington. She also has a private practice working with breast cancer patients and related issues.

Leslie and her husband, Dr. Cary Kaufman, have collaborated on lectures to the public, to medical professionals, and to mental health professionals. They hosted a radio show answering questions about breast cancer. Additionally, Leslie has taken part in several professional panels, including a panel in Oakland, CA, with Susan Love, MD, and Lisa Bailey, MD.

In 1998, Leslie was part of a team working on the Breast Cancer Assistance Project in Kiev, Ukraine, sponsored by the United States Assistance for International Development (USAID) and by the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH). The project coincided with the 10-year anniversary of the Chernobyl incident, which was the suspected cause of an increase of breast cancers in the region.

Of the many programs led by professionals participating in the effort in Ukraine, the sole program that met its goals was that focused on the introduction of psychosocial support for breast patients.

Leslie obtained her Bachelors Degree from the University of California, Berkeley, her Master of Science from the University of Oregon, and furthered her studies at the California Graduate Institute, Los Angeles. She is credentialed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, and the Washington State Department of Health.

She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, and is a Clinical Fellow in the American Association of Marriage, and Family Therapy. She and Cary are the parents of three grown children and make their home in Bellingham, WA.

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"It’s my favorite necklace to wear especially because it gives me a sense of solidarity and unity in support of the work towards a breast cancer cure, and for the value and importance of breast health for everyone."

Marilyn Freeman, Los Angeles, Ca

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“Rarely do you find jewelry that not only is beautiful to wear but also has a deep meaning. The Breast Milagro is just that. The deep meaning and comfort it brings to a family member dealing with Breast Cancer is beyond words. There truly is an energy of good that radiates from the Breast Milagro and brings peace of mind to the person wearing it. If you want a meaningful gift that perfectly expresses your support for someone with Breast Cancer, this is it.”

Kim Sarubbi, Santa Monica, CA

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“I used the Breast Milagro to give to my friends at a memorial for my best friend who died of breast cancer. It was a moving experience to watch each woman open her necklace and read the card. They put them on immediately, and some have never taken them off. One of those friends is also going to give them to her friends. I still have my original necklace and I wear it every day.”

Ann Livingston, Novi, MI

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“The Breast Milagro has had tremendous significance in my life. My grandmother was a breast cancer survivor, and I have no less than a dozen friends whose have also been faced with the challenge of breast cancer. I find great joy in sharing the healing powers of the Breast Milagro when I have had the opportunity to present it to someone as a gift. It makes me smile when someone I know proudly shows me that they are wearing their Breast Milagro and ‘feeling the healing’ both emotionally and physically.”

Jenn Elden, Winthrop, WA

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“My Breast Milagro necklace has meant so much to me. I still wear it every day, even though my treatments are officially over and I have moved into ‘survivorship’ mode. My family and friends all have theirs, as gifts from me, to remind them to get regular mammograms.”

Darleen Page, Bellingham, WA

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“Whenever I wear my Breast Milagro, I think of my mother. Although she has been gone for almost 9 years, I somehow feel that she knows I wear it especially for her. It may sound silly but when I put it on, I quietly say to myself, ‘I love you, Mom.’ And in my own heart and head, I hope she hears me.”

Lindsay Sanders, Chicago, IL

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“The Breast Milagro came into my life at a very scary time for me, after they told me that I had Breast Cancer. To me, it was – and is – a sign of hope, love, support and faith. The creator of this special piece is one of my personal Angels.”

Amy Holland McDonald, Lahaina, HI

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“I have two Breast Milagros. One is a pin that I keep in my wallet. It’s a quiet reminder every time I reach for change. The other is a pendant that I wear on a chain. It’s beautiful and it goes with everything. I always get comments on it, which gives me a chance to explain what it means, and what it means to me. I remember a time when you couldn’t say the word ‘breast’ out loud. Now, I’m glad to have the chance to talk about it and to show how a simple piece of jewelry can continue the conversation and keep the cure in our hearts.”

Arlene Ring, Anaheim, CA

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“I love this necklace! When I wear it, it reminds me of God’s faithfulness to me. How He carried me and encouraged me and gave me hope and strength when I battled breast cancer 13 years ago. When I look back at that time now, I thank Him for it, because that experience brought me closer to Him.”

Arlis Bosman, Everson, WA

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“The Breast Milagro is a beautiful pendant, a gift to me, a symbol of ‘LIFE.’ I wear The Breast Milagro with hope to inspire others, to help support, and give hope back to other breast cancer patients.”

Elizabeth Ambriz, Lima, Peru