April 28, 2004 by

Lori Witmer

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Categories: Extraordinary People

Lori Witmer helped raise thousands of dollars to fight breast cancer.
Diagnosed with the disease when she was four months pregnant, Witmer underwent a mastectomy and chemotherapy then gave birth to her daughter, Sarah. Between cancer treatments, the Marietta, Ga., resident participated in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, and received more than $50,000 in donations.
In 2001, her husband Steve nominated Witmer to be an Olympic torchbearer. She was selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee and carried the flame at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. Witmer also appeared in a national ad for Coca-Cola that featured heroic Americans.
Six years after it was first detected, the cancer metastasized to Witmer’s bones and brain. She died on April 21 at the age of 36.

One Response to Lori Witmer

  1. Connie Hardy

    Lori was a college sorority sister of mine. She was a kind, hard working and very determined women. All who knew Lori, loved her sweet smile and gentle nature. She did more in her short life than most people will do in a long life. I pray for her family and know her daughter will realize what a truly remarkable women her mother was.
    May God bless breast cancer patients and their families.

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