Go to www.ConnectMyVariant.org and read the personal stories. Beyoncé’s father’s BRCA2 variant story is there. He is speaking up and sharing the importance of understanding your family health history and your family tree. And be sure to read the other powerful stories there of extraordinary love and courage. Knowledge is power. And it can be life-saving.

I created the art and design for this image for Connect My Variant as a volunteer advocate. Unfortunately, I know the unbearable heartache of losing a loved one when relatives fail to connect and share information when there is a genetic variant in the family.