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For Elizabeth, finding out she had breast cancer wasn't "overwhelmingly devastating" because, unlike Wade who was killed instantly, she says she had a chance to fight.

"One thing we learned with Wade and with trying to get pregnant and all the other things is there's no reason to give up hope until you absolutely have to. And so we didn't," Elizabeth says. "There's no reason to start dying early, you know? Just keep living every day, fighting every day, and win or lose, that's a much better way to have spent your time."

After four months of grueling chemotherapy, surgery and months of radiation, Elizabeth's cancer went into remissiong. But in March 2007, she and her husband announced that the cancer has returned and spread to her bones and her battle continues.
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Published on September 27, 2006

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