When she was 5, however, on 10/31, she lost her mom, Marie, to breast cancer. Marie was only 36.
Coincidentally, on 10/31, when Cyndi was 36 herself, she found out she had breast cancer as well. Her girls were 11 at the time, and she battled it like a champ - surgery, chemo and radiation. A full year of treatments.
Everyone is surprised when they hear that she is a 10-year survivor. She is a strong woman and an inspiration to all battling cancer or not.
- Nominated by Jack Gentile