Film Update

In this video from 2011, Joanna reveals that she is still healthy and well, having just given birth to a new baby girl. She continues to monitor her condition as she knows she has a high risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer due to her gene mutation.



This update to In the Family from August 2008 catches up with all of the characters featured in the film. Find out what's been going on in the lives of the Hanke family, Olga and her family, Martha Hayley, Joanna and more.


In the Family's Martha Hayley Emergency Fund

Martha and LeaLea Hayley

Martha and LeaLea Hayley

Martha Haley is a three-time breast cancer survivor currently fighting metastatic disease, and more recently diabetes, without health insurance. She runs a support group for low-income African American women, and tirelessly answers the calls of newly diagnosed women. Martha and LeaLea (her now 25 year old daughter) work endlessly to help their community and support their family. This summer, they went months without gas or electricity as they could not pay for those bills and Martha's medications simultaneously. Martha is a poet and a warrior and she needs our help.

Please visit the In the Family website to learn more about how you can make a contribution to the Martha Hayley Emergency Fund.