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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Today's featured survivor

Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009

Debbie Chalmers

Age: 55.

Juneau resident: Since 1985. Moved to Alaska in 1981.

Family: Husband, Bill Chalmers; son, Devin, 24; daughters, Erin, 20, and Caitlin, 16.

Hobbies: Gardening, hiking, skiing, cooking and traveling with family.

Occupation: Middle school teacher, Montessori Borealis Adolescent Program.

Kind: Breast cancer.

Years surviving: Five.

Dignosed: June 2004.

Quote: "My recovery journey has certainly enriched my life. I learned so much about how to graciously embrace support from friends, my family, my children and fellow survivors. I spend less time anticipating how and where I think my life should be heading and more time appreciating the pleasures of sharing daily activities and memorable moments with family, friends and colleagues. I am humbled by the realization of what might have been if I hadn't had that routine physical in 2004 and I'm thankful for Dr. Carolyn Brown and Mammogram specialist, Deborah Dustin's compassionate professionalism that launched me on a new trajectory through diagnosis, treatment and recovery."

• To be featured as a cancer survivor during the month of October, contact Neighbors editor Kim Andree at 523-2272 or kim.andree@juneauempire.com.



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