Jimmy Howard surprises fan prior to her preventative double-mastectomy surgery (Video)

May 9, 2014 7:27 PM

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Jimmy Howard surprises fan prior to her preventative double-mastectomy surgery (Video)

On Wednesday, 20-year-old Kelly Rothe of Ann Arbor, Michigan announced her plans to undergo a preventative double-mastectomy on Friday, May 9.

After losing her mother to breast cancer, Rothe underwent testing for the BRCA1 gene mutation. As described by the National Cancer Institute, BRCA1 is "a gene on chromosome 17 that normally helps to suppress cell growth. A person who inherits certain mutations (changes) in a BRCA1 gene has a higher ...

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