“The type of tumor they found, it was brain cancer, it’s called anaplastic astrocytoma. It’s only common is 60-year-old women,” said Herndon, who is in her 20s. “I thought I broke my nose when the air bag deployed, but when they did an MRI they told me they were going to lifeflight me to Vanderbilt.”
Herndon said that wreck was “a blessing.” She and Gerry Konczyk are this year’s Trigg County Relay For Life Honorary Co-Chairs.
Konczyk had third-stage non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma of the lungs, and it started to spread to his kidneys and bladder. He said his doctor told him he’d have only a 25-percent chance of survival only 20 years ago.
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