Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Today's featured survivor: Leona Santiago

Posted: Sunday, October 11, 2009

Age: 59.

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Juneau resident: Born in Juneau, lived in Haines, Seattle, and Hoonah. Moved back to Juneau five years ago.

Family: Son, Kamal Lindoff, 35, and his wife, Danielle; and granddaughter, Sophia, 3.

Hobbies: Watercolor painting, Tlingit button blanket, cedar and spruce root weaving.

Occupation: Family case manager for employment and training with Tlingit-Haida Central Council.

Kind: Kidney cancer.

Years surviving: Two.

Diagnosed: August 2007.

Quote: "Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."

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

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