Winner of Best Documentary
Capital City Black Film Festival 2015
In 2009, Ash-Simpson was diagnosed with Stage IIA breast cancer just three days before her wedding. Not only was she preparing for her nuptials, but she was also planning a big move to Southeast Asia to begin her new life with her husband, Richard, who re-located to Malaysia for a new job.
“Sunshine, Noodles and Me” chronicles Ash-Simpson’s treatment; loss of her hair, and her new lease on life in a country, far, far away. The documentary was shot on location in Malaysia, Singapore, Indianapolis and Dallas.
Ash-Simpson took her story to a national platform with an appearance on the “Today Show,” as part of its October 2014 #PinkPower campaign in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Watch Video)
Based in Malaysia, the international trade compliance executive, traveled halfway around the world to be a part of the sisterhood of women in pink — which also included television personality Joan Lunden — all fighting the good fight, against breast cancer.
Interestingly, Ash-Simpson’s mother, now 78, was diagnosed with early stages of breast cancer at the age of 69; but today, both women are surviving and thriving.
Six Years and Blessed!