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BY Shannon Hillegeist

"People are going to want to do something for you. It may be hard to accept their 'help,' and sometimes their 'help' isn’t very helpful. So, pick three to four things that actually might help you and then share them with anyone who asks, ‘What can I do for you?’ It's a kindness to allow people to DO for you."

These were the words of Jenée, an acquaintance who’d heard about my breast cancer diagnosis...

Breast cancer survivor Shannon Hillegeist, with her 2017 Boot Walk fundraising award