Connie Bramer

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Connie Bramer is an entrepreneur, mom, breast cancer survivor and author of “How Connie Got Her Rack Back,” her comical spin on the journey of cancer. Connie’s mission to help others through her own experiences drove her to found Get Your Rack Back Inc., a not for profit organization that provides financial assistance to cancer patients in Upstate NY. GYRB assists patients – men, women, and children with varying types of cancers – with gas and grocery gift cards as well as medical copay assistance. Connie has been featured in several magazines including Her Life New York and Womenz Straight Talk. As a cancer survivor, Connie was awarded the Hyatt’s prestigious Portrait of Understanding Award. In addition to her inspirational blog, gyrb. Connie also shares her everyday antics with a snarky sense of humor on her blog, The Humor Of It All.
Just the other day, I fell prey to watching one of those Lifetime romance, love-gone-wrong movies that never seem to let us down. The dialogue varies from one movie to another, but the story arc is always the same...
Let's face it, when a white coat touting doctor and her posse deliver a breast cancer diagnosis, your life has a way of turning upside down and even a little sideways. And when you're a 39-year-old single, working mother...
As time goes by and the torch is manhandled from generation to generation, so apparently, is the language of the times. Slang, as we say. My kids say things and I have no idea what the hell they are...
One of my friends has a lizard, and yes, she was recently constipated. The lizard, not my friend. And this got me thinking about how “constipation” can relate to things other than the bowels. Brace yourself, it’s a shi$&y...
There are a few people with one track minds and then there are the rest of us whose minds are (literally) running in a slew of different directions CONSTANTLY. Remember Dory from Finding Nemo? Kind of like that. It’s true...
In all of my years on the planet, I have seen many pictures and of course, the various means to take them. Back in the day, before iPhones and Android phones, we actually used CAMERAS to take pictures. It...
Let me first preface this by saying that I have officially turned into my parents. I have been known to go on the rant with my kids, “When I was your age, blah blah blah…” I recently had one...
I think we can agree that anyone with the ability to breathe and access to purchase anything, has surely spent money on some lunacy items and services. Case in point, a Marilyn Monroe dog costume (yeah that is legit),...
Once upon a time (all great stories start this way, right?), I had a date with who I thought was a nerdy computer guy. Not my usual “jock” type, but I said “what the hell” and agreed to meet...
I remember so many nights when I was battling my breast cancer – and it was a BATTLE for sure – that I would just lay awake thinking, “OMG I have cancer!” No one was there to talk me...
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