Breast Cancer Awareness Is Not Just for October: Meet Leah Wyrick, Entrepreneur


As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close, meet college student and business owner, Leah Wyrick. Her journey providing moral support during her mother’s own difficult experience with breast cancer pushed her to become an entrepreneur and the founder of Three Strands Recovery Wear. Through her company, she has been developing strategically designed and comfortable bras that can make recovery from breast cancer a much easier experience.

Leah is currently a junior at Wake Forest University, but in 2016 when she was 15 years old, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy as well as reconstructive surgery. Her mother’s physician and certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Samuel Roy, shared with Leah his frustration with the existing types of mastectomy bras on the market for his recovering patients.

Her mother’s experience left a lasting impression on Leah. In her desire to help women like her mom and others with their struggles through post-surgery recovery, she utilized Dr. Roy’s expertise and insight as well as her mother’s specific needs and feedback as she designed the first prototype for the patent pending Resilience Bra. Her goal was to help reduce the number of post-surgical complications, including infection, drainage issues, and discomfort that women can experience after breast related surgeries. Leah is absolutely passionate about helping women improve the quality of their recovery. She says that her company is built on putting the comfort and healing of patients first. With her mother, Nancy, as proof that her early prototype bra could truly help women in the recovery process, Leah’s goal is for each patient to have successful post-surgical results with her one-of-a-kind, fitted, and fashionable recovery bras.

To find out more about Three Strands Recovery Wear and Leah’s mission, go to

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Tina Trevino
Tina Trevino
Tina Trevino, Partner & Director of Community Relations for Latin Biz Today is President & CEO of Tocaya Design under which she does design consulting for major apparel companies as well as designs, manufactures and markets her women’s lifestyle brand, Tocaya. With 25 years of industry experience most recently as Design Director of KBL Group Intl. Ltd., she has managed large creative design teams. Trevino provides insight on upcoming fashion trends for each season collaborating with designers, merchants and product development teams to help develop brand appropriate apparel. She specializes in sweaters, knits and wovens. Having previously worked with private label brands for stores like Kohl’s, NY & Co, White House|Black Market, and Ann Taylor to name a few as well as brands like Lee jeans, Wendy Williams, Brooke Shields Timeless, Torn by Ronny Kobo, and Whitney Port, she has the ability to build brands from the design and merchandising process all the way through fitting, production, and marketing.

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