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The torn shoulder that saved my life

"I allowed my activities to take over and forgot to make my health a priority. I had no symptoms and the lumps were small enough my doctor didn’t even feel them during his exam. Nothing is more important that “preventative maintenance”. I am eternally blessed to say that after six rounds of chemo, a double mastectomy, and 33 radiation treatments I AM CANCER FREE."

PHOTO BY: Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith
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