Forever Fighter - Shannon Zureich


A terminal diagnosis and stage 4 cancer is not keeping a "Forever Fighter" down.

Shannon Zureich was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in May 2010. After chemotherapy, a mastectomy and weeks of radiation, her life seemed back on track. Then the news that the cancer was back and metastasized in her spine.

She told Khambrel Marshall about her continued fight and why her terminal diagnosis is not keeping her from fighting for her life and for increased support for research and help.

"We celebrate survivors and survivorship so often but there's an invisible community there that a lot of people don't get to see," she said. "They look at me and say you look to good to be sick. But that's not true."

As Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed, the executive director of Susan G. Komen Houston said the Komen Race for a Cure on Oct. 31 will be a celebration, but everyone should be very clear about its purpose.

"The purpose is so that we can raise money for research, which is the most important thing," she said. "It's great to have a mammogram, it's great to have awareness but for the most part if you don't have research, more people will die."


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Author: Khambrell Marshall