Jeanne Beker's DNA. As her legions of fans well know, the Fashion Television icon and mom of two - whose parents were both Holocaust survivors – counts her blessings more than most.
MORE: How Michael Bublé found joy in singing again with new album HigherAnd so, when she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 70, rather than go into hiding, Jeanne set about finding the joy.
With her signature positivity, she took to social media to share every aspect of her "new normal," from Friday chemo sessions to Saturday morning trips to the farmer's market near the Northumberland County retreat she shares with her partner, Iain MacInnes, and their dog, Gus.
WATCH: Shannen Doherty opens up about having stage four cancerJeanne's older daughter, Becky, an artist, lives nearby, while musician Joey drove from the Yukon to be her mom as she embarked on a 12-part course of chemotherapy (she will have surgery to remove the tumour, which has already shrunk, this fall).A post shared by Jeanne Beker (@thejeannebeker)Jeanne's daughters have been right by her side during her chemotherapy Jeanne's ability to find the light in dark times, and her determination to help others in the process, made her the perfect person to kick off our new series, Women Who Inspire.Read more on hellomagazine.com