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S2 / E41: Sarrah Strimel Bentley, Breast Cancer Survivor & Advocate / Future Boy Mom through Surrogacy

September 27, 2023

In this heartfelt and inspiring episode of Bizzimumzi, host Ashley Verma sits down with her lifelong friend, Sarrah Strimel Bentley, for a raw and candid conversation that covers a remarkable journey from battling breast cancer to embarking on a surrogacy adventure.

Ashley and Sarrah share a laughter-filled chat as they reminisce about their shared experiences on Broadway, discussing the unique challenges and rewards of their careers that have shaped them into the strong individuals they are today. They delve into the extraordinary resilience that was instilled in them from a young age, setting the stage for the incredible journey Sarrah was about to face.

The conversation takes a poignant turn as Sarrah opens up about her battle with breast cancer and her pursuit of finding the perfect partner who would stand by her side through thick and thin. Sarrah’s journey of strength and determination is nothing short of remarkable, as she tackled the challenges of cancer with a courage that defied any handbook or guide.

With unwavering support from her husband, Sarrah and her partner faced critical decisions amidst the whirlwind of medical treatments. Sarrah reveals the urgency they felt to explore the IVF route prior to undergoing chemotherapy, a decision with minimal time for contemplation. Navigating the complex process of finding a surrogate added another layer of complexity to their journey, a challenge that tested their patience and resilience.

Through their conversation, Sarrah touches on the emotional and logistical hurdles they encountered, shedding light on the intricacies of battling adversity while seeking to expand their family. The story of Sarrah’s journey from cancer to surrogacy is a testament to the power of love, determination, and the unbreakable bond between friends who share both joyous memories and life-altering trials.

Tune in to this captivating episode of Bizzimumzi as Ashley Verma and Sarrah Strimel Bentley share laughter, tears, and profound insights into a journey that transcends challenges, celebrates love, and exemplifies the true spirit of resilience. Whether you’ve faced adversity, are navigating the complexities of building a family, or simply seek inspiration, this episode offers a moving tale that will resonate deeply with listeners from all walks of life.

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