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Breast cancer survivors join together to support the community and themselves

The group is called the Wabash Valley Breast Cancer Survivors. They are known for their many community events as well as helping one another. Like Coral Cochran who helped start this group nearly 25 years ago.

Posted: Nov. 11, 2017 6:45 PM
Updated: Nov. 12, 2017 6:21 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- Samantha Abdelaziz is a two year breast cancer survivor. Although battling the disease may have been hard she found a group to help her through it.

"It was very positive to me. It made me feel very good about my outcome. Even though the doctors was telling me one thing. It’s kind of impossible to imagine you have cancer and you’re going to survive," said Abdelaziz

The group is called the Wabash Valley Breast Cancer Survivors. They are known for their many community events as well as helping one another. Like Coral Cochran who helped start this group nearly 25 years ago.

"it's a lot of fear and apprehension that women go through when they are diagnosed and this group helps them as a family," said Cochran.

The group meets once a month at the MCL Restaurant and Bakery. It’s open to those who are going through or have survived breast cancer.

It's a place where they are share tips and advice but also motivate each other through their hard times.

"Statistics show that when women join a support group live a longer and better life and they are better to undergo all of their treatments better," said Cochran.

Saturday’s meeting was full of fun and humor. Showing that laughter can be the best medicine.

Either way it is a sisterhood among these cancer fighters and survivors that make this wonderful organization.

"If I’m feeling down these girls know what I went through. They know what I’m going through and they are there to help me through it and on the reverse side I’m there for them too," said Abdelaziz.

If you would like to learn more about the organization check out their website here. They meet the second Saturday of every month.

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