CNN PRODUCER NOTE madison88 shares she was surprised yet thrilled when Angelina Jolie revealed to the world that she was a carrier of the BRCA gene. Many of her family members have had cancer so she and her siblings decided to be tested for the BRCA gene. The test revealed that many of her family members are carriers but in knowing this information they were able to make decisions regarding their futures. 'Our family story is scary yet I feel we are blessed,' she says. Her children have a 50 percent chance of being BRCA gene carriers, but she is hopeful that science will have made great medical advancements by the time her kids are old enough to be tested for the BRCA gene.
- Jamescia, CNN iReport producer