In August of 2007 I had just moved to Dallas to co-host the "Rickey Smiley Morning Show." Sometime in September I was laying on my couch when I felt a lump the size of a marble on my breast. Something about that lump made me uneasy. There I was thinking, 'I just got a great job, and my insurance doesn't kick in for 90 days.' I called my sister to tell her what I found and that I would wait to check it out because I didn't want to spend that kind of money. She was like, 'I'm telling mama.' Within 30 minutes my mother was on the phone like, 'Girl, you better get that checked out.' So I went to the doctor and it was what we thought it was. I had stage 1 breast cancer... Here's what you had to say: Yvette commented via Facebook: "I'm walking this Saturday in Birmingham in a celebration of life for my friend -- a three-year breast cancer survivor." Shannon wrote via Facebook: "I went to college with Ebony. Her story is very encouraging."