Breast Cancer Awareness Month Today's featured survivor

Posted: Monday, October 12, 2009

Brenda O'Donnell

Age: 54.

Juneau resident: Since 1976.

Family: Husband, Jim; and kids, Autumn, 39, Jason, 33, Lindsay, 32, and Mikael, 24.

Hobbies: Travel, cooking, reading and hanging out with grandkids.

Occupation: Retired, Department of Education.

Kind: Cervical and breast cancer.

Years surviving: 22.

Diagnosed: Cervical cancer 1987, breast cancer 2005.

Quote: "Life is short. Do your best, enjoy what you love every day and don't stress about the little stuff."

• 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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