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"We live in different states, but we all get together at a midpoint between Dallas and Houston," Taryon Bowman says. "Most recently, we celebrated my first anniversary of surviving a brain tumor. We'll meet anywhere we won't get thrown out for laughing so loudly."
From left: Taryon; her sister Sharon Swayzer; her mother, Hilda Shepherd; and sisters Gina Cain and Jennifer Burch.