“When you have a cancer diagnosis, life goes on. I saw this with my teenager battling leukemia. She still had to go out in public and to school despite no hair and the roundness from her chemo. Little things can make a big difference in how you feel navigating the world looking so differently. Donna’s book has helpful perspective on how to do this, feeling and looking the best you can. It is a must read if you are living your life while battling for it.”
— Cindy Tripp, parent
“This book is so relevant and thoughtful for anyone struggling with all the effects of cancer that make life difficult. It is the perfect read for patients and caregivers. Our family has been touched by many kinds of cancer and I only wish that we had a resource with the perfect tips for the problems no one warns you of!!”
— Virginia Howell
Donna Heckler is a global brand strategy executive, brand marketing thought leader, author and speaker. The co-author of the book, The Truth About Creating Brands People Love, she has influenced and led global brand marketing efforts for companies such as Energizer, Cardinal Health, Ingersoll-Rand and others.
Ms. Heckler learned in August of 2010 that she had Stage 3, Her-2 breast cancer just as she was beginning a new global marketing executive job. As she went through chemo, multiple surgeries, and radiation while tackling a new position, she kept a blog of her many cancer experiences.
Ms. Heckler is actively involved in her community and supports a number of organizations. She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board for the Cancer Support Community of St Louis. Named by the St Louis Business Journal as one of the outstanding business leaders in St. Louis under the age of 40, she frequently serves as a guest speaker on branding for various organizations and universities. Ms. Heckler has a B.A. in Zoology from DePauw University and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Indiana University.