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Faces of Hope: Wanda Walker

PETAL, MS (WDAM) -

Proud mother and loving wife, Wanda Walker, is no stranger to Relay for Life.  She's volunteered in the past, but for the 2012 Relay her perspective is a little different. 

"A year ago, I walked as a supporter of Relay for Life, but this year I'm walking as a survivor," said Walker with a smile. In November 2010, Walker found a lump that turned out to be cancerous.  She refused to let the discovery of the deadly disease slow her down. 

"The first week I was pretty down, and I allowed myself to cry five minutes a day.  I didn't want my kids to see me like that."  It was a challenge Walker says she wouldn't have survived without strength from above.

"There's a song called, Praise you in the Storm, and that was the hardest prayer to pray."

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