Marion was diagnosed on February 27, 2008 so is coming up on her first anniversary. She had breast cancer stage 3B. What was thought to be two small tumors ended up being a 3 1/2 inch tumor – her surgeon was able to save her breast but did do some reconstruction on it. She had 6 rounds of chemo which ended the last week in August and then had 7 weeks of radiation which ended right before Thanksgiving. So far she is healthy and cancer free!! Her first mammogram is on Feb 24th!

Throughout all of this, Marion maintained the bright smile, optimism, and sense of humor for which she is known.

Robin Gansle Photography