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Woodbury resident Stephanie Jakupbik, a breast cancer survivor, will be participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure Aug. 23-25 with her team the "Pink Divas." Submitted photo.

Fighting the breast cancer battle

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Woodbury resident Stephanie Jakubik's life was rocked in August 2008 when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

"It was shocking because we didn't have breast cancer in my family," she said. "I was with her every step of the way as she went through treatment."


Jakubik's mother fought hard and beat the cancer, but two years later Jakubik received some news that she wasn't prepared for - she, too, had breast cancer.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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