To Maretta House Swartz, the birth of her daughter, Ryleigh, in 2010 was a true blessing that Swartz had wanted for a long time. It may have been more of a blessing than she realized.
At 34, she was experiencing the joy of being a mother but just months after giving
birth, Swartz, an Owen County native, discovered a lump in her breast. At that time, she faced the fear of possible breast cancer.