Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Woman Battles Stage 4 Breast Cancer, Shares Story of Hope - Full Article

Santa Ynez Valley woman surpasses two year life expectancy

Meredith Garofalo, KEYT - KCOY - KKFX Meteorologist & Reporter,

October 29 2014

SANTA YNEZ, Calif. -
Two years ago, 34-year-old Lora Wereb and her horse, Merlin. were an unlikely pair.

"I never thought I'd love a horse," Wereb recalled.

But their paths crossed after this Santa Ynez Valley woman was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.

"They found it throughout my chest, through my liver, up my neck," Wereb said. "It was everywhere. Everywhere but my bones, which was the best news I could have gotten."

Wereb was thrown into a whirlwind of chemotherapy, seven different surgeries, and many different medications. In addition, she received a terrible life expectancy.

"You're given six months to two years sometimes," she said.

It was a very scary moment for both Lora and her boyfriend, Bryan Snyder.

"I guess my reaction was, I guess, to hope for the best you know?" Snyder said. "Because it's just a big question mark."

However, it was hope that kept her from giving up and help from a four legged friend...

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