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05/06/2014 04:57 pm ET

How These Two Young Women Thrive In The Face Of Breast Cancer

Yulady Saluti and Jill Brzezinski-Conley are both young women who have suffered the pains of a cancer diagnosis. Amid this unfavorable situation, they both managed to identify opportunities for spiritual growth and giving back.

"Physically, my yoga practice is stronger than it was before my double mastectomy and chemo and radiation," Saluti, a yoga instructor, told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani in an interview on Tuesday.

Saluti is certainly an example for finding the silver lining in a time of pain.

"Cancer has given me so many gifts," she continued. "I've met so many beautiful people through Instagram, Facebook. Social media was my way of helping people."

Jill Brzezinski-Conley was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, when she was only 32. While she is still undergoing chemo today, she's found her self-started non-profit, Jill's Wish, to be the most healing.

"You just live your life to the fullest, and it's the people that I'm helping -- that's my chemo to me," Brzenzinki-Conley said.

She added that finding a purpose in her diagnosis has been a powerful achievement.

"I feel like God gave me cancer," she said. "The first time, of course, it was devastating -- but when I found out it came back again, and this time it's incurable and, you know, now I'm dealing with breast cancer that's metastasized to my bones, I just feel like he chose me to be a voice for others, and so that's what I'm doing."

And she plans to continue that role until she can't anymore.

"I feel like my purpose in life is just to use my voice and my disease and to help as many people as possible, so that's what I'm gonna do till the day I die."

Watch the full HuffPost Live segment on "turning suffering into giving" below:


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