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Welcome to our Survivor Stories section, where breast cancer survivors can share their courageous stories. Thank you to all who have shared their story with the rest of us!

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Debbie Freer

Submitted by: Debbie Freer, Lebanon County, 07 Jan 2013

Debbie Freer was a young mother of 31 when she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer twenty-two years ago. Her children were 1, 2 and 4 years old, and her prognosis for long term survival was very poor. Here is her incredible story of...

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Alice Sanders

Submitted by: Alice Sanders, Lancaster PA, 17 Aug 2012

Billy and Alice Sanders' relationship began when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. They were both working at Ford New Holland in Lancaster County, but they didn't know each other. When Alice was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1993, a memo...

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Allan Holm

Submitted by: Allan Holm, 
Lancaster, PA, 30 Aug 2012

One Sunday morning in 1998 while Allan and his wife, who is a nurse, were resting in bed, she noticed a suspicious lump on his breast. They made an appointment for a mammogram for the next day, and as soon as the mammogram was read, Allan was...

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Kellie Robertson

Submitted by: Kellie Robertson, Pittsburgh, PA, 31 Aug 2012

Kellie Robertson was diagnosed with Stage I breast cancer two years ago at the age of 31. She has been through treatment and is now set to marry her fiancé on June 15. In lieu of wedding gifts, she is graciously asking her friends and family to...

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Leigh Hurst

Submitted by: Leigh Hurst, Middletown, PA, 31 Aug 2012

Leigh was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2004 at the age of 33. Treatment was lumpectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. She will be on tamoxifen for 5 years. Leigh is Founder of Feel Your Boobies, an organization dedicated to raising...

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