The Time Between Is, INC
The Time Between Is, INC is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization focused on helping people who have experienced cancer get back to work again.
I was a career expert who had written 4 books on how to get career ready, how to be an entrepreneur and helped thousands of people have an amazing resume and interviewing skills and then, I got cancer.
During my cancer treatment, I lost my job and when I had healed enough to get start looking for work, I felt clueless. I had a new haircut (thanks chemo), one less boob and just no real clue of where to start or how. I realized that if I was struggling that everyone else must be struggling, too!
I started off with some articles and blog posts about my attempt at getting my "career after cancer" started and heard from so many people who also lost their jobs or had to take time off and now were not sure what to do next to get back to work.
The next thing I did was start creating FREE webinars and posting them to YouTube and posting them here -> Career After Cancer - Free Resources.
Then, I wrote a book about the process of getting back to work after cancer, full of quick lessons, worksheet pages and more to have something physically to give to people who need help getting back to work.
Recently, I got my paperwork approved to be a nonprofit corporation in my state and also a charitable organization through the IRS 501(c)(3) designation.
I am so proud to be doing this - using my skills and expertise from years of helping others as a small business to now do it as a nonprofit focused on helping folks who have had cancer, of any type, get ready to return to work.
If you can, please consider donating to my nonprofit below - any amount helps me reach the folks who need help with my free training, my books and more.
As a 501(c)(3), The Time Between Is, INC appreciates your tax deductible donation to help continue to create training and provide one on one help to those who have had cancer and are ready to get their #careeraftercancer.
About ME Lisa Vento Nielsen
I am a 40+ year old mom of 2 who had regular mammograms just because my insurance paid for them and my doctor recommended them even though I started before the age requirement. I have no family history of breast cancer.
In April 2016, I was called back from a routine mammogram to do additional images and sonogram of the right breast. It was found to be "just" inflammation in the duct, which is common to women and especially women who breastfed as I did for a time with my first child. I got second and third opinions (all local to my small town outside of a major city) and was told it had a 98-99% chance of remaining benign and that there was "nothing there to biopsy". I was put on a six month return visit plan for mammos.
In November 2016, two weeks before my 40th birthday, when I went back for my 6-month check, there was something there to biopsy and it was cancer. I will write more in the blog about my journey on choosing medical team and more but for ease of information sharing here are my details of my diagnosis:
Breast Cancer Stage 3
Mastectomy Right Breast
Lymph Node Removal 5/25 positive for cancer
Estrogen and Progesterone Positive
8 round of chemotherapy once every two weeks -4 AC; 4 Taxol
34 Radiation Treatments
Lupron shots once every 3 months
Daily astrezenole pills
I never felt a lump. If I did not go for regular mammography, I would probably be dead. I went from being 98-99% staying benign in April 2016 to a diagnosis of Stage 3 breast cancer in December 2016 (dx after my surgery).
I am positive I will beat this and I hope to help you feel the same way or perhaps just commiserate together in this new world of cancer and recovery.
Before my breast cancer diagnosis, I was an educator, entrepreneur and executive. I created my own company, The Next Step, and used social media to garner over 2000+ visitors to my site per week www.thenextstep1234.com- I am using some of those same social media lessons to drive site to this website - not for money or for potential customers but to share my story - to get it out of me and in the process to help others who are in the same boat. I read recently that only 4% of breast cancer diagnosis are given to those under 40; I was under 40 when I was diagnosed so I am part of the double club no one wants to join (1st - getting breast cancer at all and 2nd - being younger than normal age of diagnosis.
I hope you are reading this just to find out more about breast cancer and not because someone you know and or love has it and I really hope you do not have it as you read this. If you do though and want to find out more or just connect in real life, send me an email or connect on social media. I live in the NYC area.