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Tales from the (recovery) road

Author: Kayley Mendenhall, 12/23/2013 8:00:00 AM

Tales from the (recovery) road

We love hearing stories from our patients — while they are in our care or years after they are recovered and living well.

Mary Kittelson, one of the real-life patient stars in our current St. Charles Cancer Center advertising campaign, sent us this photo of herself recently at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. More than 10 years ago, Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer. She's now enjoying a well-earned retirement, traveling the country with her husband and hiking as often as possible.

Mary's story is one of inspiration. Not only did she beat her cancer diagnosis, she spends much of her time volunteering to help newly diagnosed cancer patients through local and national cancer support networks.