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The local chapter of the American Cancer Society has announced the selection of honorary co-chairpersons for this weekend’s annual Relay For Life fundraiser.
Jane Reidenbach, Decatur, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in July 2013. She had a bone marrow transplant in February. “As of Thursday, the doctors say I am cancer free,” Reidenbach said. “There were times I wanted to give up and then I would see my grandson, Rowan, and he would give me the motivation to continue the fight.”
Jeff Borchers, Decatur, was diagnosed with multiple Myeloma in 2010 and has had several rounds of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. A 22-month reprieve from chemotherapy and its side affects was a wonderful gift. However, check-ups revealed the myeloma counts were rising again in December 2013.
Borchers said he and his wife, Rene, are Christians and depend on God for every step of this journey. “God has proven himself faithful over and over again,” he said. Their family, church family and the community have provided prayers, finances, cards, meals, rides to appointments and many other offerings. The couple consider Jeff’s medical team a huge blessing.
The Adams County Relay for Life, “Picture a Cure,” will begin Saturday, with closing ceremonies Sunday morning.
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