Maimah is the Founder and CEO of Tigerlily Foundation, and a twelve year survivor of breast cancer. On February 28, 2006, at 4:45 p.m., Maimah was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. She had no family history of breast cancer; and was 32-years old. While undergoing chemotherapy, she made a promise to God that if she survived, she would create an organization to educate, empower, advocate for and support young women affected by breast cancer. After her second treatment, Tigerlily Foundation was born. Beginning in chemotherapy, Maimah grew Tigerlily Foundation from a concept to a national organization, with hundreds of volunteers nationwide, providing breast health, wellness and transformational programs to young women across the globe.
While in treatment, Maimah realized early on that she could either choose to feel as if she was a victim of a disease, or she could claim the blessing of being awakened to the blessings of every moment of her life. She realized that “no one gets out of life alive, so I will use this awakening as a gift, and a constant reminder to live in the sweetness of each moment.” Cancer awakened Maima to the realization that it wasn’t the length of life, but how fully, passionately and purposefully we use that time. With this new perspective, she began to apply herself in area of her life and to curate a life that she designed She has helped millions of people through her talks, changing healthcare policy, changing disparities affecting minorities and under-served communities, and inspired men and women across the world to view their cancer diagnosis and challenges as catalysts to intentionally curate a live they love.
Nicknamed, “Unicorn”, Maimah inspires others to see and manifest their inner unicorn, a symbol of each individual’s uniqueness, infinite possibilities, divinity, magic; to dream and to design a life that is epic!
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