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Buddy Check 12: Willie Mae Brinson

9:49 PM, Oct 30, 2003   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A local woman was told her mammogram had been clear and there couldn't be anything wrong. However, she was smart enough to know mammograms do not always catch breast cancer. Willie Mae Brinson is thankful for Buddy Check 12. It's why she is still around to cook with her granddaughter. She's already taught her daughter to cook. "At my first try at making biscuits, my dad jokingly said that you could take it and knock off a side of a house," jokes Willie Mae's daughter. Moms are important for a thousand reasons so stay alive! Willie Mae's daughter says she wasn't doing self exams before but is doing them now. Willie Mae says her breast cancer felt like an uncooked hard pea. She found her cancer on the 12th of the month. "It was Buddy Check night. I was watching television," said Willie Mae Brinson. She says God had the key part. "I've had faith that he gave me the spirit [to find the lump]," said Willie Mae Brinson. Congratulations to Willie Mae! Doctors said she caught it very early and we're honored she'll wear the new Buddy Check 12 pin. Buddy Check 12 pins are available from Underwoods Jewelers. Proceeds will go to breast cancer research. Also, May 12th is the 11th anniversary of Buddy Check 12. First Coast News anchor Jeannie Blaylock launched Buddy Check 12 eleven years ago. Baptist Medical Center is also thanked for being a Buddy Check 12 partner. Reported by Jeannie Blaylock.

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