Kim was diagnosed with breast cancer in May of 2018. Because her cancer was detected very early and it had not spread, Kim opted for a bi-lateral mastectomy followed by reconstructive surgery and did not require any further treatment.
After experiencing a mastectomy and the intense recovery process involved with mastectomy as well as reconstructive surgery, Kim founded the Breast Recovery Fund with Ocshner Hospital. The BRF provides mastectomy bras and take home bags that contain items patients need to assist in their recovery.
The latest project the BRF has taken on and is in the process of developing is a video program for patients and their children. This video program is intended to help patients and their children navigate through diagnosis and treatment and should be rolled out in October, 2021.