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Breast Cancer Survivors Tell Their Stories

Posted: Updated: Sep 28, 2012 06:08 PM

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Runners are getting ready to lace up their shoes for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure that is less than 24 hours away.

Diana Shearer is breast cancer survivor and she says, "the word cancer is scary, so I wanted to let them know that this is treatable and I'm going to do everything I can, and I'm going to fight this until I'm well."

Diana Shearer was diagnosed with breast cancer last November, and now is a survivor.

Shearer says, "my daughter thank God was with me through every treatment, and my family have been very supportive my friends, my job."

Shearer isn't alone Annie Staten has been a survivor for 26 years and she says without her hero, her husband she couldn't have been as strong as she was.

Staten says, "I'm in love with you not a breast, we're going to walk this journey together, with god on my side, my family was very supportive and I told them I didn't want a pity party, and that's the start of my story."

Both women say events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure are important to them, and directors say 75% of the money raised stays right here in North-East Louisiana.

Staten says, "having this type of organization in our community and willing to help people that's a blessing."

Both women say they hope they can be a blessing to others going through what they did.

Shearer says, "you're never alone, if you don't even have to reach out that much, because someone is always going to be there to help you through it, talk with you, talking is so important for women with breast cancer."

Staten says, "if I can just say to another girl, girl you look good, even if her head is bald I can say, girl you got it going on, your head is so pretty do you know how much that lifts their spirit? so it's all about lifting each others spirit and giving them a hug."

A sign of spirit both women will feel as they walk with hundreds of others in the fight against breast cancer.

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