Best Laid Plans
Jasmine Johnson had a plan to prevent breast cancer. Then the disease hit. Allison Samuels reports.
Jasmine Johnson has always been clear about what, health-wise, the future would likely hold.
Her family history of breast cancer, she realized even as a small child, ran deeper than most. Her grandmother died of the disease before she was born; then, when Johnson was 5, she watched her 36-year-old mother die at home from the same illness. Some years later her paternal grandmother would also battle the disease and survive.