Cancer survivor overcomes disease

Kettering woman battles cancer.

KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – Fifty-three-year-old Maria Wegh is a cancer survivor and she’s fighting the battle again.

You’ll be amazed at her strength to keep fighting.

Loren and Maria have learned to laugh at cancer.

3A17ED6AFA644EBFB504B6DF2F2FAEAFLoren Wegh, Maria’s daughter said, “We’re always laughing and joking, we don’t take each other seriously, we just sit around and make fun of each other.”

But in 2009, Loren’s mom was told she had a cyst in one of her breasts and that she didnt need a mammogram, but after a second opinion she was told she had breast cancer.

“I beat it, I was positive about it.” Maria Wegh, cancer survivor said. “But you always know in the back of your mind there’s a possibility it could come back.”

Making her a survivor. But she wasn’t alone.

“I have only had one major meltdown, but that won’t happen again. I’m just staying positive for her” said Loren.

It’s that support that keeps Maria going.

Loren Wegh says, “She’s my best friend, we talk every day, I see her almost every day, if we’re no on the phone, we’re texting, I tell her everything.”

But in September, Loren’s mom was told her cancer had come back, but this time it had spread to her liver, her lung, and her lymph nodes.

Maria says, “I’m happy, Iaaave it and I am going to deal with it. even though its stage four, I plan to beat it. I don’t want anybody’s sympathy.”

She does have a message for you though:

“If you’re unfortunate enough to get cancer, please get more than one opinion and do your research.” Maria adds.

Because of all this, Maria lost her job.
Now friends and family are pulling together for a fundraiser. If you want to help, it’s at Katz Lounge in Kettering this Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.

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