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'Buddy Check 3" February

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 01:50 PM CDT
Most of our Buddy Check 3 breast cancer patients are in remission when profile them. Tonight we bring you the story of a single mother who is in the *middle* of her medical battle.

((Cherri Lyday is an Ultra Sound Technologist when her doctor found a  breast lump -- Cherri  Panicked.

(("The characteristics of what I saw on the screen was what I normally see when I see a breast cancer patient."))
At 31, Cherri was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. It's rare and aggressive.

She has no family history --  genetic tests were negative.
(("There's no answers for me.  No why.  Where did it come from and what's making it grow."))
Cherri  does have a huge support system.
Her dad was serving in Afghanistan -- he came home when she got sick.
Her brother organized a breast cancer team in her honor. Her mom helps her son, she's very grateful.

(("You have your family and my baby, but having a coworker like her, I just can't describe how lucky I am to have her in my life."))
Longtime friend and supervisor Raenee Douglass has been to every doctor's appointment and organized meals for Cherri. Raenee says the young mom has worked every day through tortuous rounds of chemo and is a "fabulous" employee -- and an even better friend.

(("She's a special girl and we're lucky to have her here."))
After chemo wraps -- Cherri will have a double mastectomy.

(("I have a four year old.  I have a family, I have a life ahead of me and it's the only way that I'm gonna be sure I'm gonna live the longest and that's the goal."))
Cherri says  she shares her story with her patients  when asked.
(("Something goods gotta come out of this.  Especially doing ultra sound and meeting other women who go through this and I know I'm gonna help somebody."))

'Buddy Check 3" February

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