Health & Wellness

By My Sister’s Side: Stories of Hope and Resilience

Missy was my sister, my twin, and my best friend. We retired nearly ten years ago, purged and merged our belongings, and built our dream home together in Galena.

We made many wonderful friends, enjoyed traveling throughout the area, and immersed ourselves in life as active members of our new community. Life was good; we envisioned growing old together.

That all changed in December of 2016 when Missy was diagnosed with endometrial cancer. Our world was turned upside down.

We began a new and unexpected journey together. Characteristically, we traveled the road together; putting one foot in front of the other.

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