Kiwana Thomas Gayden

Kiwana Thomas Gayden has degrees in chemistry, working 16 years in chemical laboratories.  She currently works as an asphalt binder technician.

In January 2016, she was diagnosed with stage IIIB triple negative inflammatory breast cancer.  She underwent six months of chemotherapy, a double mastectomy and 6.5 weeks of radiation.  Having completed treatment in October 2016, she is currently considered NED (no evidence of disease). Kiwana has become passionate about IBC awareness and education since her diagnosis.

In her spare time, Kiwana enjoying yoga (having taught off and on since 2002), working out, running, cooking, reading and cross-stitching.