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Belmont Community Helps Mom With Cancer Fight

Posted at 9:26 PM, Aug 16, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-16 21:26:37-04

BELMONT, Mich.,– The Obetts girls haven’t had the easiest life but they’ve never stopped smiling. Six years ago they lost their dad to colon cancer and in June of this year they found out they’re mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Nancy Obetts, the girls’ mom says when she found out she couldn’t believe it. What’s the chance of cancer striking their family again, they thought.
“I still question why. But I think anybody that’s normal would still question why and I don’t think we’ll ever have an answer I think it’s just one those things its life and it happens,” she said.

Just last month Nancy had a double mastectomy, she’s been off work it’s been hard taking care of her 17-year-old daughter with Angleman’s Syndrome.

“I’m her mom I take care of her I mean that’s what I do I love her to do death. I mean I love them all to death she’s been my life I feel horrible that I can’t be there for her I’m supposed to be her mom and I’m supposed to take care of her and I can’t”, said Nancy.

17-year-old Tina can’t talk and has the metal capacity of a 1 year old, taking care of her is 24 hour job.
“Life is just different. It’s a long journey let’s just put it that way and were starting the journey and trying to survive and were doing ok.”

Friday night though a community came together to show their support, Nancy’s friends planned a benefit for her and the girls. Everything from the room at the English Hills Country Club to the silent auction prizes was donated.

“People on Facebook have been well I heard her story and I don’t know Nancy personally but I’d like to donate, said Nancy’s friend Missy Brinkman.

“You just feel compelled when you meet her. She’s just an incredible strong person and very loved.”