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EVERYDAY PEOPLE: Organizing for a cure


Damien Williams still thinks back to his mom and her battle with breast cancer nearly 17 years ago. Still affected and still envisioning a cure.

“My mom passed away on Dec. 23, 1995, after a 13-month battle with breast cancer,” said Williams, a native of Pillager. “I don’t think you realize what a big deal it is until it really hits home and someone close to you.

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Jessi Pierce
Born: 9/28/1987 (age 24) High School: Mahtomedi High School (home of the Zephyrs) in Mahtomedi, Minn. College: Journalism and Mass Communications degree from Iowa State University (Class 2010) Passions: Sharing the story. I love getting to know people, and in particular this town as it is so new to me, and being able to share something about them with the public. That and sports, especially hockey and lacrosse. Follow me on Twitter @jessi_pierce (views on Twitter do not represent that of the Brainerd Dispatch)
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