Friends and Neighbors: Wallin keeps Relay For Life going in Kimball County


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Fran Wallin, left, is with her niece, Taby Rasmussen of Kearney. Wallin said the support of family and friends is crucial during the fight against cancer.

Though she won her personal fight, Fran Wallin has continued battling cancer for more than a decade.

Diagnosed in November of 2001, Wallin had just completed treatment when her friend Carolyn Brown asked her to take part in the American Cancer Society's main fundraiser for the organization's research, the Relay For Life.

"I wasn't there the first year. Carolyn Brown asked me to come in 2002, that is the year she started it. I had finished my cancer treatments that spring and that was the first time I was going to my hometown, so I didn't participate," Wallin said.

However, it did not take h...

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