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Letter to the editor: Love and faith are weapons in fight

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I’m writing this letter because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
I think this horrible disease has touched almost every family in Owen County at one time or another. It touched my family several years ago — it took our sweet sister-in-law, Sandy Davis. I just want to tell a little bit about her.
Sandy was definitely a fighter. She lived with this disease for eight years, but she didn’t let it get her down. She still worked full-time, raised three children, and took care of my brother, Wayne.
She would go get her radiation and chemo treatments, drive herself and then go to work. She never wanted to be a bother to anybody. I learned a lot from her. It’s definitely mind over matter. She never let it get her down, even to her dying day. She worked that Wednesday, went to the hospital on Friday, and passed away on Saturday afternoon.
She was such a kind and loving person. And many years later, we still miss her, especially her sweet smile.
I hope and pray that maybe this will help some person who is struggling with this awful disease.
Mind over matter and the good Lord above are two powerful weapons to help fight this. It taught my family a lot, this awful disease, especially these things: Love and faith and family do make the situation bearable.
Pam Criswell
Owenton