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To the editor:
certainly an overdue note of my sincere appreciation for all those
who have humbled me with their generosity, prayed for me, sent
positive thoughts and notes of encouragement!
This year yielded a diagnosis of recurrent breast cancer which
resulted in a double mastectomy followed by a pancreatic cancerous
tumor which was removed in a traditional “Whipple” procedure. My
surgeons labeled me the “poster child” for the Whipple surgery
because release from the hospital was day 7 instead of day 15, which
would be a typical stay, and my overall healthy condition following.
Technically, I should be “cancer free” and I am currently working
hard toward a full recovery.
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The reinforcement of the love and connection with
this Community as well as family and friends (near/far) has truly
been a blessing in seeing me through the most difficult time of my
life. Everyone's collective efforts gave me a calm, peaceful mind
and strength approaching and up to the minute of the difficult
surgeries. Recalling everyone who let me know they were praying and
pulling for me removed any and all fear!
I will forever be in a constant state of indebtedness for the
support of so many by way of gifts, flowers, texts, cards,
conversations and for those who took the time to ask for mercy and
grace on my behalf. Thank you!
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