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Benefit thanks

To the Editor:

The Northwest Herald ran a feature article in the Local&Region section on Nov. 24 about a Crystal Lake woman, Sandi Kavanagh, who is employing her strong faith and leading-edge cancer treatment to fight brain cancer.

The well-written article, by Shawn Shinneman, explained how the Burzynski Cancer Clinic in Houston has been aggressively seeking cancer cures, with a measure of success since 1979, and continues today despite several attempts by the FDA to shut it down.

The article appeared the day before a benefit event was held to help with medical expenses and was not solicited in any way, aside from a request for mention in the Community Calendar.

Thank you, Shawn, for an excellent account.

The benefit event was a huge success thanks to the many volunteers, businesses and donors. Thanks also to VFW Post 5040, Woodstock, for making its banquet facility available.

And a huge thank you to all family and friends from Illinois and Wisconsin. Your attendance and participation enabled the success that it was.

We join the Kavanagh family in humble appreciation. Collectively, we feel like George Bailey in the final scene of the Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” God Bless all of you!

Katie Graf

Sandi Kavanagh Benefit event chairman

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