Rotterdam teacher battling cancer says community is keeping her upbeat

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For 26 years, Sharon Berschwinger, a reading specialist at Bradt Primary School in Rotterdam, taught little ones how to become better readers.

However, her light nearly went dark about three years ago. It had nothing to do with the pandemic. It was breast cancer.

In her private moments, it was overwhelming – gut-wrenching at times. Thankfully, her family, community and school came to her aide.

After losing her hair, she found help from the non-profit, To Life. They offer services for women such as prosthetics if you’ve had a mastectomy, or a wig if you’ve lost your hair.

DIGITAL EXTRA: Full interview with Sharon Berschwinger

This past March, she was diagnosed with cancer again and had a double mastectomy. However, she’s not backing down from the fight.

Learn about how everything she went through in her last cancer battle is helping her in the current fight by watching the video of Elaine Houston’s story.

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