I am up at 2:50 am today and I stumble upon an article that says Angelina Jolie has revealed she has had a double mastectomy. Angelina Jolie was identified with the faulty  gene BRCA 1 and in February underwent surgery which immediately dropped her risk of cancer to 5%. Angelina had this to say about her life saving choice.

""I am fortunate to have a partner,Brad Pitt, who is so loving and supportive.So to anyone who has a wife or girlfriend going through this, know that you are a very important part of the transition. Brad was at the Pink Lotus Breast Center, where I was treated, for every minute of the surgeries. We managed to find moments to laugh together. We knew this was the right thing to do for our family and that it would bring us closer. And it has."

Angelina Jolie lost her own mother to ovarian cancer at age 56.Angelina shares why this decision was important for her children and maintaining her femininity.

""I can tell my children that they don't need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer. It is reassuring that they see nothing that makes them uncomfortable. They can see my small scars and that's it. Everything else is just Mommy, the same as she always was. And they know that I love them and will do anything to be with them as long as I can. On a personal note, I do not feel any less of a woman. I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity."

Angelina while often private,made a choice to share her double mastectomy so that other women would not feel alone and to stand in support of women's health.Read the full  statement here.