Cancer runs in my family

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Cancer runs in my family


“When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I had just started a new job. Cancer runs in my family: but the healthy, 37-year-old me wasn’t prepared.

I decided to work through my treatment because I wanted to be part of this community. I quickly ran out of PTO and vacation pay while taking time off every 3 weeks for chemo. I had no idea of how many expenses cancer brings. I needed new tires to drive to Edwards for radiation and high price vitamin supplements, while still paying for regular adulting.

I remember joking with my nurses to keep from being gripped by the fear of my dwindling bank account. Jan Fritz walked up to me, took my hand and placed a check from the Bust of Steamboat in it. She said that it was for whatever I needed.

I’ve never felt so loved and fortunate to live in this wonderful community.”

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