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Uptown’s Own Eileen Z. Fuentes Is Featured In Latina Magazine

Uptown's Own Eileen Z. Fuentes Is Featured In Latina Magazine

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 5 years ago, September 19th 2008 to be exact, my wife, Eileen Z. Fuentes, the mother of our 3 daughters, was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. We went from a normal, if hectic, life, to one that was a living nightmare. My wife had the first surgery to remove the […]

The Elixir Live: Eileen Z. Fuentes Will Be A Presenter At TEDMED On April 20

The Elixir Live: Eileen Z. Fuentes Will Be A Presenter At TEDMED On April 20

Brooklyn Free Clinic Presents TEDMED Live 2013 The Brooklyn Free Clinic Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM (EDT) That’s right folks, our very own Eileen Z. Fuentes will be a presenter at the TEDMED Conference on April 20, 2013, sponsored by the Brooklyn Free Clinic. This is a big deal! Her […]

Survivor Stories: Eileen Z. Fuentes | Good Enough Mother

Survivor Stories: Eileen Z. Fuentes | Good Enough Mother

How did you first find out you had cancer? I was sleeping and had an itch on my breast and when I went to scratch, felt a lump. Even though I had stopped nursing just a couple of months prior, intuitively I felt that something was terribly wrong. Since I work in a hospital, I […]

My Heart: Eileen Z. Fuentes

My Heart: Eileen Z. Fuentes

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) 5 years ago today my life was turned upside down. On that fateful day, my wife and mother of our 3 young girls, Eileen Z. Fuentes, was diagnosed with breast cancer. To make matters worse, it was an aggressive form of breast cancer that was ominously named triple-negative, which meant it […]

Our Wellness Contributor Eileen Z. Fuentes Launches Her Own Blog TheSPEACH.com Today

Our Wellness Contributor Eileen Z. Fuentes Launches Her Own Blog TheSPEACH.com Today

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Drumroll please…. The Uptown Collective’s wellness contributor and my wife, Eileen Z. Fuentes has launched her own blog today, www.theSPEACH.com, which also happens to be her birthday. The site will be a health and wellness blog for women and is a direct result of the triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis she received […]

CUMC’s Department of Surgery Blog Profiles Our Very Own Eileen Z. Fuentes & Her Women’s Wellness Series

Women’s Wellness Series by Columbia Surgery Making a difference in the lives of women with breast cancer. It’s one thing to know that we ought to eat a healthy diet and exercise. It’s another to change our lifestyle and put that knowledge into daily practice. And it’s yet another entirely to inspire others to do […]

Health & Wellness Super Site Care2 Profiles Our very Own Eileen Z. Fuentes

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Not only is Eileen Z. Fuentes the Uptown Collective’s wellness contributor, she is also, more importantly, my wife and the mother of my 3 daughters. I have seen this woman go from a heartbreaking triple-negative breast cancer diagnosis at the age of 34 to the subsequent surgeries and chemotherapy treatment, to […]

Columbia University Medical Center Profiles Our Very Own Eileen Z. Fuentes

Like many survivors of cancer, Eileen Fuentes, an HR administrator in the Department of Medicine’s cardiology division, was physically and emotionally drained after multiple surgeries and months of chemotherapy. She needed guidance to rebuild her life, and was referred to a support group for breast cancer survivors. “I went down to the basement, opened the […]

The Wellness Series @ Columbia University Medical Center

The Wellness Series @ Columbia University Medical Center

When diagnosed with breast cancer, Eileen Z. Fuentes, a Columbia University employee, experienced cancer treatment from a patient’s perspective. Having worked for Columbia, she knew she was in capable hands during her treatment; however, she was determined to play an active part of her own health and recovery and was unsure how to do so. […]

Catch Batoto Yetu’s Holiday Celebration @ Aaron Davis Hall

Catch Batoto Yetu’s Holiday Celebration @ Aaron Davis Hall

BY Eileen Z. Fuentes (@theSPEACHgal) Batoto Yetu means “our children” in Swahili. Founded in 1990 by internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer, Júlio T. Leitão, Batoto Yetu teaches at-risk youth what academics alone cannot. By engaging children with their own African heritage through dance, music, and folklore, this program promotes a more holistic form of education. Over the years, […]

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