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Updated: 08/30/2014 08:00:01AM

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PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Helping to distribute raffle tickets are (from left) Donna Clark, Gail Murray and Cheryl Brown at the Bartow City Hall employee Christmas lunch last month.

PHOTO BY STEVE STEINER


Gail Murray, Sheila Broom and Tina Spath smile for the camera at the April 14 Fun Thursday get-together.

By STEVE STEINER

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(At the beginning of 2014, Gail Murray, who works for the Community Redevelopment Agency, began experiencing an extreme bout of fatigue and eventually had bloodwork done that revealed she had renal cancer which had spread into her lungs and into her hip bone. Through the effort of several friends, she was able to see the leading physician in the field, Dr. Phillippe Spiess, who is affiliated with the Moffitt Center. She was taken into surgery and a kidney removed. She also began chemotherapy to eliminate cancer cells in her.)

So now the cancerous kidney was removed and shortly after, Murray began chemotherapy. While she was undergoing chemo, she was asked whether she was interested in participating in a particular treatment of the disease.

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