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Cancer survivor chosen for fly-fishing retreat

Stevens now lends support to others with disease


Dawn Graves

Marti Stevens, a breast cancer survivor, was chosen to participate in Casting for Recovery, a fly-fishing retreat for survivors held in Valentine, Neb., last month. She said the experience was "phenomenal" and encourages all women to apply.

Sidney resident and breast cancer survivor Marti Stevens has found new friends, new support and more serenity after being chosen to attend Casting for Recovery.

It's a free, fly-fishing retreat held to improve the quality of life for women with breast cancer through the therapeutic sport.

Fourteen women were chosen through a lottery to spend a weekend last month in Valentine, Neb., to learn fly-fishing techniques, receive counseling and to communicate with other women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

"It's phenomenal," Stevens said. "It's relaxing, it's fun, and I met a thousand...

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