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Breast cancer fight for life: a local, personal story

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 2nd, 2013


Courtesy Photos Picture 1: Laine Connolly's graduation photo, as recorded in the 1990 Bulldogs' Pride yearbook. Picture 2: Brother Ben shaved Laine's head when she lost her hair from chemo; then he shaved his head as a sign of sibling solidarity.


Editor's note: This is Part I in honor of October: National Breast Cancer Awareness month.



WHEATLAND - With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness month, it is only fitting that we are reminded of the myriad of women and men who have been victims of this disease. So it is with this story of a young woman who grew up in this community that battling this disease is again brought to the forefront.

Laine Connolly (WHS Class of 90) is the daughter of Steve and Murel Connolly. After attaining a degree from University of Wyoming, she headed for California for a job as a middle school language arts teacher. But those are just the historical facts, ones that could describe hundreds of people. What came about thereafter was a story of suffering and grit.

For the complete article see the 10-02-2013 issue.

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