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January 30, 2013

Friends of Ronda's

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Niagara Gazette — Despite the challenges she faces, Koban-Sortore is very grateful for all those who has stood beside her, especially her daughter, Andrea, 12 — who sleeps each night near her mom’s hospital bed in the family’s living room — her husband, and her son. She hopes others facing challenges will be inspired by the unexpected outpouring of support she is receiving.

“Every day I’m here is a miracle and a gift … I know that cancer is cancer, but everyone has challenges on their life’s journey,” she said. “This is my journey and there are always people who have it worse.”

It’s that kind of attitude that inspires her friends. “She is a such a fighter, it’s unbelievable,” said DiMino-Hepfer. “She smiles, no matter what.” 

The fundraiser will take place at 5 p.m. Friday at Lew-Port High School, 4061 Creek Road, Lewiston. The basket raffle is open to the public and the baskets will be displayed in the school lobby. The reverse raffle will take place in the cafeteria. There will also be 50/50 tickets sold at the junior varsity and varsity basketball games Friday and the proceeds will be donated to the Koban-Sortore Fund. Those who cannot attend but would like to contribute may mail checks made out to: “Benefit for Ronda Koban-Sortore,” 525 Vanderbilt Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14305.

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