Meet our Founder

Hey! I’m Elissa. I was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer July of 2021, at the age of 34, and just a few days before my daughter’s first birthday. I was overwhelmed with the love and support of family and friends who reached out asking what they can do and how they can help. It meant the world to me, but I realized — I had no idea how they could help. I had never been through any of this before!

I thought to myself: what if there was something like a wedding or baby registry (why should those cuties have all the fun?) that could showcase all of the things the patient needed. And not just products, but services, too. Like haircuts to prepare for hair loss, eyebrow microblading, facials, comfy clothes for chemo, ice packs, and even just a general miscellaneous expense fund if they choose. So many people in our lives want to help us through this journey — and it’s so often wasted on things that aren’t what we need!

I started We Got This to create a resource that will help cancer patients to feel empowered, strong, and beautiful not only throughout their treatment — but the rest of their life in general.

I plan to continue expanding the site, building new partnerships with carefully-vetted businesses and grow our list of product offerings for the cancer community. What began here in the Los Angeles area, will eventually — with a lot of hard work and a little help from our community — spread nationwide and beyond.