Boobie Troopers

Boobie Troopers is an army of breast cancer survivors, thrivers, supporters. Our mission is to make sure no woman or man is alone in their fight. Boobie Troopers is a space where EVERYONE has a support system.

Join our army and help these incredible women and men fight cancer one battle at a time!

About Mari

Hi there!

My name is Mariela and I am a Breast Cancer thriver & founder of Boobie Troopers. In 2013, I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer at the age of 23. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy, six months of chemotherapy, and was placed on tamoxifen. I then led a happy and healthy life with my husband and first child. However, in 2019, I began to notice shortness of breath, wheezing, and difficulty speaking. I went from doing hour long workouts, to barely completing the warmup run. I also couldn’t say more than one or two words before getting winded. I knew something was wrong. Once realizing it wasn’t getting better, I went to an Urgent Care. They performed a chest X-ray and told me that I had postpartum asthma. It still wasn’t getting better, so I decided to contact my Breast Oncologist. She ordered blood work and scheduled a PetScan. On September 11, 2019, I received the phone call that no one wants to get, Metastatic Breast Cancer to both the lungs and brain.

Boobie Troopers has been my way of turning my situation into a way of educating, supporting, and motivating others through their cancer diagnosis and beyond. I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by my amazing friends and family, which was my inspiration for creating Boobie Troopers. My goal was to create a space where others could feel the same support.