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October 1, 2012

Nurse’s aide puts trust in God after breast lump found



These days, she says she feels good.

“The chemo has had a big effect on my body these days because I’m rebuilding my potassium levels and blood health,” she says. “I can’t be out in the sun while I’m taking the anastrozole.”

Despite the effects of her medication, she still bikes and exercises in her free time. She and Team Bon Bon have been awarded with Relay for Life’s Survivor’s Choice Award two years straight, and she says she wants the team’s efforts immortalized by her family.

“When I pass away, I want my family to continue on with the efforts of Team Bon Bon.”

She’s still heavily involved in her church these days, entrenching herself in groups and outreach programs ranging from women’s ministry to public relations for the Baptist church.

On Oct. 18, Lavonda and Victory Grace Baptist Church will host a Breast Cancer Awareness event with special guest Ashley Braswell of the American Cancer Society.

The annual event kicks off at 6 p.m., Oct. 18, Victory Baptist Church. For more information, call (229) 245-7770.

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