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Giving Hope By Giving Rides



    Fremont Woman Gives Rides, Hope To Cancer Patients

    Sherry Higgs says she was fortunate to have an "above average" support system to rely on during her fight against breast cancer. Still, even she had trouble from time to time getting rides to her life-saving treatments. Her mission is now to make sure that doesn't happen to other cancer patients. (Published Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013)

    Sherry Higgs is new to the transportation business. Sadly, she's not new to the cancer business.

    In 2010 Sherry was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, a very rare, extremely aggressive form of the disease. She told her oncologist she wanted to be aggressive in return. You name a type of cancer treatment, Sherry had it.

    Getting to all those treatments, though, posed a challenge even to someone with an "above average" support system like Sherry. She decided if she beat the disease, providing rides is something she could do to help others.

    Well, she did. And she is.

    Watch Garvin Thomas' story above.