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NPR Host/Special Correspondent. Author of The Grace of Silence. Curator of The Race Card Project Mama Bear to growing cubs Re-tweets not an endorsement
washingtonpost.com — Athletic, vivacious, successful, Evelyn "Evvie" Heilbrunn was enjoying life as a patent lawyer, sports fan and mother of four when she learned in 2000 that she had breast cancer. After a mastectomy and radiation treatment, she beat that "nuisance," as she called it. But in 2009, she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
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