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Dealing with Cancer; Sherry and Tara Mahady

From: Vermont Public Radio
Series: VPR Presents StoryCorps in Vermont
Length: 04:56

The Mahady family has been dealing with cancer for nearly 30 years. Tara Mahady's mother, 63-year-old Sherry, was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. They talk about her decision to stop seeking treatment. Read the full description.

Mahady_small StoryCorps is a national initiative to document everyday history and the unique stories of America to be archived at the Library of Congress. This collection of first person stories will eventually grow into an oral history of America, providing a record of the way we live today as well as how we got here. Vermont Public Radio hosted the StoryCorps mobile recording booth in August 2006 to record stories of Vermonters. The Mahady family has been dealing with cancer for nearly 30 years. Tara Mahady's mother, 63-year-old Sherry, was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. In this StoryCorps in Vermont segment, they talk about her decision to stop seeking treatment.

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Piece Description

StoryCorps is a national initiative to document everyday history and the unique stories of America to be archived at the Library of Congress. This collection of first person stories will eventually grow into an oral history of America, providing a record of the way we live today as well as how we got here. Vermont Public Radio hosted the StoryCorps mobile recording booth in August 2006 to record stories of Vermonters. The Mahady family has been dealing with cancer for nearly 30 years. Tara Mahady's mother, 63-year-old Sherry, was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. In this StoryCorps in Vermont segment, they talk about her decision to stop seeking treatment.

Broadcast History

First aired on Vermont Public Radio 8/17/06

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