Sen. Shelley Hughes provides a post-breast surgery report

Sen. Shelley Hughes was diagnosed with breast cancer over the summer.  Last week, she went through a double mastectomy operation.

This week, she was already back into advocacy form.  She posted the following video first to her personal page, but then re-posted it to her public Facebook site.

We’ve known Shelley since our first conference in Anchorage in 2011 while she was at the Alaska Primary Care Association.  Then, like now, she’s always been very good about seeing the opportunity for growth in an otherwise challenging time.  Her message here reflects that and we thought we’d share it with our Alaska readers.