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Cancer Survivors

Laurel "Micky" Hughes

A diagnosis of abdominal carcinoma taught Laurel "Mickey" Hughes what is important in life, she says. "You don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. You have to keep having fun and being with the people you love."

Mickey's boyfriend, Robert "Bob" Maclees, took her to her first chemo treatment. "But I didn't feel bad and so I started driving myself. I want to do as much as I can. If I don't need help, I don't want to cry wolf."

She says she tried to put it behind her, but it controlled her life with doctor appointments and treatments. "Bob cut my grass and helped me when I needed it."

Mickey, a title searcher, did not stop working. Instead, she and Bob have continued to travel, walk along the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, and stay involved in the V.F.W. and the American Legion. She continues to see her friends and doesn't want to worry her mother.

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