Randi Rentz can be called a lot of things. She’s a survivor, a blogger, a friend, an author, and party planner.
Her story began back in 2008, when in the midst of selling her father’s home was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Rentz’s case was unusual compared to most. It started with a pain in her chest and eventually a lump was found, that she assumed was premenstrual. But it was her intuition that made her realize that something wasn’t right, even after her mammogram came up negative.
“You have breast cancer. You’ll be fine.” There were the words that her doctor told her as they both laughed when Rentz said, “That’s the biggest oxymoron I’ve ever heard.” No part of this ordeal was funny, but it was her attitude that she knew would help her make it through.
It’s all in the attitude, even with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, Rentz kept up her spirits through journaling and celebration (throwing elaborate and very fun parties) in honor of each accomplishment (surgery, chemo, or her last day of radiation.) In a way, this lead to Rentz being deemed a “party girl,” a title that still stands strong today as she helps woman with breast cancer throw their own celebratory parties.
It was through her journey into the pink bubble and her own narrative, that Rentz was able to write her own book, which will be available later next year.
The book chronicles her own informative yet humorous journey through the pink bubble. It’s for anyone who knows anyone who has had any type of cancer.
So what has she gained other than her own book and party girl persona? How about clarity and appreciation. During her journey, she looked for those shining moments, even if they came in the song of a bird. She is still looking for those shining moments, which serve as a constant reminder to slow down and appreciate what’s around her.
Lori Felt of Lori Diamond Art had the pleasure of connecting with Randi when she was a contender for The Montco Happening. After reading her story, and her blog, Lori felt an instant connection and wanted Randi to talk about and raise awareness about breast cancer.
Check out Randi’s website and blog at: http://randirentz.com