Art helped this Brooklyn resident through her breast cancer treatment. Now she shares it with others

Julia Kurtley always knew she was at risk for breast cancer. Still, it was a shock to her when she actually received the diagnosis last December at the age of 57.

“I always wondered if this would happen, considering my mother had breast cancer and my sister and my first cousin also had breast cancer,” said Curtley, a lifelong Brooklyn resident of Crown Heights .

“I’ve always had mammograms, and I just knew how serious it was for me to stay on top of my screening. But to be honest, I thought I would be able to avoid it. I just never imagined this would happen to me and it was quite devastating.

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