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Family, friends help cancer patient

Friday, March 18, 2011

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24-year-old Michelle Bundy learned she has cancer seven months ago
SIKESTON -- It may not be the most commonly known cancer type, but epithelioid angiosarcoma is equally devastating.

Just ask the friends and family of Michelle Bundy, a 24-year-old Southeast Missouri mother of two -- a 2-year-old daughter and 8-month-old son -- who was recently diagnosed with the cancer.

"This is Michelle's life -- being told at the age of 24 to get your life and affairs in order and to make such life-altering decisions about the future for your children when you know you are not going to be there for them," said Tammy Johnson of Sikeston.

Bundy, who resides in Jackson, is the fiancee of Johnson's son, Thomas, and the mother of her grandson, Bentley.

"This cancer is in her blood vessels, and there's no stopping it, really," Johnson said about Bundy.

Family and friends are hosting the Michelle Bundy 5k run/walk at 8 a.m. April 2 at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau. A silent auction will also be conducted following the event from noon to 2:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to Bundy to help with medical costs associated with her illness.

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