She was born March 20, 1948 in Pauls Valley, Okla. She attended Maysville public schools where she was a majorette. At the University of Oklahoma, she graduated in 1970 with a degree in piano performance. After raising a family, she returned to college and obtained her degree in accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma.
I’ve had GIST for 3 1/2 years, since I was 15; I was diagnosed on the 23rd December (not the best date to pick). I was also in the middle of my last year of school and 5 months away from my final exams (In England the school system goes to 16 and then you have your Gcse exams, which are your final exams). They announced my diagnosis in a school assembly to make sure that everyone had the facts. My oncology nurse went to talk to them. I knew about it beforehand and thought it was a good idea, instead of people not being sure about it and making rumours. My friends didn’t react very well.
Leigh Borland was at her lowest point. On November 14, 2005 she had gone into the hospital for a hysterectomy. The doctors thought they had found a mass on her ovaries. What they actually found was a 5-6 cm primary tumor on her colon and two smaller tumors nearby; the pathology report listed it as “unknown malignant potential.” The oncologist decided to send slides out to the Cleveland Clinic and got a GIST confirmation.
Patricia H. Novicki, mother of Life Raft member Tricia Brasen, died Sept. 7, 2005. She was 77. Born Aug. 2, 1928, in Chicago, she lived in Orland Park, Ill.
He was a member of the Antrim County Farm Bureau, Ellsworth Lions Club (past King Lion), Michigan Township Association, Antrim County Township Association (president). Dan served as Banks Township supervisor from 1991-2005. He was Banks Township assessor for many years and served on Banks Township Fire & Rescue, and the Ellsworth Community School Board.