NFL team will honor local breast cancer survivor

"Through my journey I've started a company called Blush Life Apparel where we create surgical bras for women who are going through their own battle."

Mother, sales manager, dancer, entrepreneur and survivor are just a few words that best describe Andrea Farrell.

Andrea has been part of WEAR ABC 3's team for three years and she recently celebrated a milestone back in September.

"September was exciting for me because it marked four years I've been cancer free."

October, also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month by many, is very special to her. At 36-years-old, the former Indianapolis Colts cheerleader learned that she had Stage 2 breast cancer.

"You can't control cancer but you can control your attitude," she said.

This Sunday, October 9, the Colts will honor her and other breast cancer survivors at one of their Crucial Catch games.

"I'm very honored to represent a wonderful group of women, as a former NFL cheerleader, to represent all of the survivors and everyone that's going through their own personal fight against breast cancer," Andrea said.

She'll also be performing with the cheerleaders.

Another way she helps women is through her own company, Blush Life Apparel.

"We create surgical bras for women who are going through their own battle. The garment works with their bodies throughout every stage of the process."

Andrea said although the prognosis wasn't positive, she found purpose in her pain all those years ago.

"For me it's always been about the what, not the why. Because I look at a situation as 'what is my purpose? What am I supposed to do to help others because of my own circumstance?'," Andrea said.

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