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By Jen Judson
Wicked Local Waltham
Mayra Montijo was going to be a senior at Waltham High School when she discovered a large lump in her neck.
In August 1999, Montijo was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer – non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – transforming her normal 17-year-old life into one filled with hospital visits and missed classes.
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By Joanna Kaselis
Wicked Local Cambridge
Photo by Joanna Kaselis
Breast cancer survivor Bonnie Randall, 63, of Cambridge, has dealt with a lot of highly stressful, emotional situations her lifetime. Four years before her own diagnosis, Randall’s daughter fought a difficult battle with leukemia. Eight years after her diagnosis, her son passed away.
She admits she could be on the bottle or a raving maniac, but instead, she feels very lucky, in spite of her losses because she has been strong enough to learn from them.
“I am who I am right now because of those different …