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Woman With Cancer Gets a High 5 for Inspiring Others

Woman With Cancer Gets a High 5 for Inspiring Others



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(KSL News) Those who have experienced cancer, or know someone who has, probably wouldn't describe it as a positive experience.

But through the tears and trials of one Utah woman's disease, hundreds of people have been strengthened and motivated.

In May, Becky Gardiner was diagnosed with acute monoblastic leukemia, a rare type of bone marrow cancer. The past few months have brought hospital visits and chemotherapy for her.

While Becky's hair has disappeared, her smile and enthusiasm are still with her.

Becky regularly writes about her experience on her Web site. Earlier this year she wrote, "It is a disease that will affect my life forever, not because I will suffer, but because I have been touched by all of you."

But many of her friends say they are the ones who have been touched, in a positive way, by Becky's diagnosis.

Elisa Caldwell is one of those friends. She nominated Becky for a High 5.

"Becky's experience has helped remind me what's important in life and to just stay positive, and that energy can flow to others," Elisa said.

She helped our Brooke Walker surprise Becky with a High 5 this morning.

Becky said, "I try. I am able to do it because of friends and family."

If you would like to nominate someone for a High 5, follow the link on this page.

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