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Sophie Ivko Breast Cancer Survivor

Sophie Ivko, who has survived breast cancer for nearly a decade, says she has focused on putting the cancer behind her and has concentrated on enjoying her family and her friends. She has three children, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Luckily, they don't live too far away, so Sophie is able to visit with them often.

Five friends who she has known for 30 years moved from the Washington, D.C., area to Delaware, just like she did, which helped make Lewes feel like home. She also has made many new friends. Sophie likes to bring joy into people's lives, and when Lewes Convalescent Center was open, she regularly visited the patients. "I used to enjoy talking to them," she recalls. "They shared so many memories with me. It was wonderful."

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