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Why I relay 0522: Cancer affects family, friends

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Cancer has woven its long, snake-like fingers throughout my family tree.

On my mother’s side of the family, cancer has taken the lives of my aunt, my grandfather and two of my great-uncles.

When I was 12, my aunt was diagnosed with cancer. My mom boarded a plane to fly from Alaska to Alabama for six weeks to care for her dying sister.

 

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