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Watch: Three local residents share their experiences with cancer
Cancer awareness panel 2020

Times Talks | With those diagnosed with cancer

Watch: Reporter Kelsey Podo and Digital Editor Thomas Hartwell speak to local residents Donald Cantrell, Will Wagner and Aubrey Glencamp about their cancer diagnoses. Listen to their stories of the difference support from friends and family made, the goals they've set for themselves and the changes they've made to their lifestyles.

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A cancer diagnosis is life-changing news. For three local residents who shared their stories with The Times, that has been true in several ways. 

On Oct. 19, Donald Cantrell,  Will Wagner and Aubrey Glencamp joined Times staff members Kelsey Podo and Thomas Hartwell for a live Times Talks.

Cantrell was diagnosed this year with cancer of the esophagus and top of the stomach and said he learned just how strong his family is and how important his support system is. 

Sixteen-year-old Wagner, a West Hall high schooler, is savoring every moment on the football field after a brain cancer diagnosis in 2012 made those dreams seem impossible. 

And Glencamp, a male breast cancer survivor, said he never misses an opportunity to make other male breast cancer patients and survivors feel heard and understood.

Their stories and others are included in this year’s cancer awareness special coverage at gainesvilletimes.com/cancer2020.

Times Talks | With those diagnosed with cancer 

What: Local residents with cancer diagnoses share their stories of how the disease changed them and their perspectives

When: 3 p.m., Oct. 19 

Where: Virtual event on Zoom 

Watch: gainesvilletimes.com/virtualevents

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