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Reber Whitner Colon Cancer Survivor

As a department manager in a local supermarket, Reber Whitner was wrapped up in the daily grind of making money and focusing on the material world. Then, in 2006, he was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. He faced a long, slow road to recovery. "My faith blossomed," he says. "I learned that life is not my plan; it is God's plan."

Reber found his peace in yoga. "The breath work . . . it helps you cope and deal with situations . . . it gets you in touch with your inner self."

Two years ago Reber started Stiff Man's Yoga: a free yoga class at the Delaware Wellness Community in Rehoboth. It's available weekly to cancer survivors and their partners, spouses, and caregivers.

"Cancer was a gift. It made me realize what is important."

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