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with the help of a dean, for her degree to be awarded posthumou ly. Cancer affected the life of Kelli McCormick, Z , Missouri Southern Sisters, friends, mothers, daughState College, when her mother, ters: women on college campuses, Linda underwent a double mastectoincluding women of Alpha Sigma Alpha, are affected by cancer. Breast my seven years ago. Later another tumor was found in the base of her cancer, colon cancer, bone cancer, spine. Initially given just six month all of these have a common factor to live, she is participating in a CANCER. study by an immunologist. Her Debbie Rottinghaus, Beta Sigma, involvement in this special treatment Southwestern Missourt State program was featured in Life University, battled with a bone magazine in May 1994. cancer called Ewing's Carcinoma in Sandra Phillips Brzezinski, fE , her left scapula. She was diagnosed of Milwaukee battled breast cancer. in January 1992, following an automobile accident. After three Sandy, currently Alpha Sigma Alpha's bylaws chairman, underwent months of chemotherapy, she had her scapula removed. She then a modified radical mastectomy. She underwent more chemotherapy every wrote about her experience in the three weeks for a year. She has been Summer 1991 issue of The Phoenix. Alpha Sigma Alphas and friends cancer free for almost three years and was married last summer. of these women helped out in special Ann I. Pink, a charter member ways. and first standards chairman of Beta Sigma Chapter held a prayer Epsilon Psi Chapter, Plymouth State service, video taped it and sent it to College, NH , was diagnosed with Debbie. The service included poems, colon cancer in May 1993. Ann songs and prayers. During her illbattled her cancer for a year. ness, she wanted to know what was She died at home in Cooperstown, going on at school and with the NY, on May 6, 1994. chapter. Debbie visited when she Ann was to have graduated in could and came to big events at May 1994. Her parents were present school. at graduation to accept Ann's degree Debbie said she appreciated the in psychology. The chapter arranged, letters, cards, flowers, teddy bears and phone calls from sisters. The chapter sent her sisterhood notes, and some sisters visited her in her hometown three hours away. Debbie said she found it very helpful to talk with someone who also had her disease. She remem bers one man she met, 28 years old, who had been cancer-free for a year. Debbie said she would like to be able to help others who are goin through a similar ituation. Debbie said cancer patients should not be treated in a special way, and friends shouldn't shy away. Christine Cappello, E'l'. describe her friend Ann as a friendly. open, Feature Editor

THE PHOENIX OF' ALPHA SIGMA ALPHA

Profile for Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority

Asa phoenix vol 81 no 2 winter 1996  

Asa phoenix vol 81 no 2 winter 1996