This in­spir­ing breast can­cer ad­vo­cate is one of 55 mil­lion cooks who visit All­ ev­ery month. She says can­cer has taught her how im­por­tant it is for all of us to live our best lives.

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Meet Tori, breast can­cer ad­vo­cate, com­pe­ti­tion cook, and pis­ta­chio cookie pro.

ALSO KNOWN AS: Tori Geib, 32, Belle­fontaine, Ohio

FA­VORITE THINGS TO COOK: I like to take clas­sics and remix them with new and fun fla­vors. Also any­thing with caramel.

BEST AD­VICE I EVER GOT: Self-care is the most im­por­tant thing you can do for your­self or any­one else.

You can’t pour from an empty cup.

RE­CENT STORY: Two years ago, I was a chef at the Ohio State Wexner Med­i­cal Cen­ter when I found a lump in my breast. I soon learned it was breast can­cer, and that it had metas­ta­sized to other parts of my body.

DAY JOBS: Me­tastatic breast can­cer (MBC) ad­vo­cate, both in­de­pen­dently and through or­ga­ni­za­tions such as Liv­ing Be­yond Breast Can­cer and META­vivor. I push for more re­search and a bet­ter qual­ity of life for men and women fac­ing MBC. I also still pur­sue my pas­sion for food with cook­ing com­pe­ti­tions, mak­ing spe­cial-event cakes for friends and fam­ily, and con­tribut­ing my recipes to breast can­cer blogs and All­

MY KITCHEN IS: Small, but full of love and great recipes.

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