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Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of meeting or dealing with Lizz Nation, either through her position at Farmers and Merchants Bank, Mound City, or through her position as Linn County Fair Board secretary, quickly learned that she is all heart, willing and able to serve and help in any way she possibly can.

Recently, Lizz was diagnosed with stage 3 triple-negative breast cancer, a diagnosis that shattered her world and quickly escalated to stage 4 as she began her chemotherapy treatments in mid-July.

Triple-negative breast cancer is a cancer that tests negative for estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and excess HER2 proteins.

These results mean the growth of the cancer is not fueled by the hormones estrogen and progesterone, or by the HER2 protein. So, triple-negative breast cancer does not respond to hormonal therapy medicines or medicines that target HER2 protein receptors.

Lizz is facing a total of 12 rounds of chemotherapy, and of those has already undergone three treatments. In an effort to see her through this time period, many of those who know and love her have started fundraisers to help Lizz and her family through this difficult time.

Jill Nation is selling T-shirts (pictured here) that promote giving cancer “the boot.”

Shirts are $20 each on a pre-order basis with shipping available for sizes as small as 3T and upward. You can reach Jill at 620-224-3386 to order one.

Treva Broyles and Kyla Carbon are working together to sell wristbands for breast cancer awareness that can be purchased at Headlines by Kyla, Mound City, or by contacting either lady involved. All proceeds from both will go to help Lizz and her family with meal and travel expenses.

To see the full article, check out this week's edition of the Linn County News or check out the online version here


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