Cindy and Rita

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To fulfill her challenge, Rita Anno, of Cincinnati, Ohio, went online to try and find the perfect recipient—and did she ever! After searching www.craiglist.org, Rita found a posting by a woman named Cindy who was in desperate need of a bedside hospital table.

In May 2006, while planning her wedding, 36-year-old Cindy was diagnosed with breast and liver cancer. After months of treatment—and her September wedding— Cindy had to have a double mastectomy and 1/6 of her liver removed. "She's getting a little bit better each day," says her new husband, Brent.

Thanks to Kunkel Pharmacy, who generously donated the table, Rita is also able to give Cindy and Brent some "fun money" for when she is feeling better.

Watch Watch as Rita describes her plan for Cindy to continue the Pay It Forward Challenge.

"I just want everyone to know you don't have to be in your 40s, you don't have to be in your 50s—you can be very young and get breast cancer as I'm living proof," Cindy says. "And for as hard as I thought that it might be going into it, it's been harder. This is just an emotional time for me, so I appreciate some brightness coming into my day."
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