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ASD Survivors
ASD Survivors
Dorothy Frembgen
Friday, October 23, 2020

Two of ASD breast cancer survivors who we are recognizing this week, serve up delicious meals in the cafeteria at AHS. Mrs. Mary Anderson and Mrs. Cynthia Bell. We are highlighting them this week in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Mary Anderson is 18 years a survivor.
Words of advice to others from her who may be experiencing this journey-live each day like its your last and trust God .

Mary has provided 25 years of service to ASD.
She’s proud to acknowledge that she worked through it all and says the school and staff were very important to her recovery because of the support!

Her husband is also a cancer survivor and she credits him as being her solid rock. Her sisters were also with her every step of the way during this emotional rollercoaster.

Reflection: everything is so much brighter. Life is sweeter. I can imagaine heaven now. I felt good because I couldn’t lose either way!

Cindy Bell is our next survivor.
She was diagnosed in November 2004. And a
2nd diagnosis in 2014.

Words of advice from her: be positive, think about your family. Her sister is also a breast cancer survivor Her mom recently gained her wings from a bout with cancer! With that being said, she emphasizes the key for prevention is getting checked regularly and knowing your body.

In 2014, when she was diagnosed a 2nd time, She stated she wanted to give up. “I felt like I just couldn’t take life anymore. However, I switched the music and started living to a different tune. I drew strength from my one and only child. I knew I had to fight hard for her. I knew I had to pray for healing because I wanted to live for her.”

Reflection: I feel special. God brought me down this difficult road twice. Life is about loving, having fun and living everyday like it’s the last.

Both ladies are happy go lucky and love what they do for the boys and girls of ASD!