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Cancer Messed With The Wrong Senior

Cancer Messed With The Wrong Senior

Senior. Softball player. SURVIVOR! Mattie was diagnosed 11 years ago in 1st grade with ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia) and received treatment at Hemby Children’s Hospital. She was homebound for almost 2 years returning to school in 3rd grade. In 5th grade Mattie started showing a strong interest to play softball, but was on the small side as she was still regaining muscle mass. The last several years Mattie has worked extremely hard to catch up to kids who played for years before her. Batting lessons. Catching lessons. Fighting through pain and broken bones. Cancer didn’t hold her down… Mattie made...

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Cancer Messed With The Wrong Mom

Cancer Messed With The Wrong Mom

“Two years ago my life changed. I was diagnosed with breast cancer after having a routine mammogram. This past year has had quite a few bumps in the road. I had 2 more surgeries and a couple of scares that turned out to be nothing (thank God)! I lost a great man, my father-in-law, to cancer. We battled and had treatments together. Such a hard time that was! The last months I have felt great! I still run and work out like crazy! It helps keep my mind clear! I truly can say I soak up and enjoy every day....

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