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The American Cancer society says 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetimes.

Between treatments, medication and check ups it's hard to get back to a normal life.

In tonight's Community Matters, Bonnie Campo shows us one man and woman personally dedicated to supporting those in need.

(Richard Debertin) "My wife originally had breast cancer in 1982. It was such a shock because she was like 38 years old, three little kids. As time went on and she fought with other kids of cancer and eventually died in 2012. I had this feeling that I wanted to do something."

So he got online and found mypersonalbreastcancerjournery.com, and a link to their facebook page. He left a comment that was more of a question.

(Richard Debertin) "Would you like to hear the Rosemary story?"

His answer came from the website's founder. She is also a breast cancer survivor.

(Sandy Bobal-Zuniga, Founder of My Personal Breast Cancer Journey) "I always respond personally to anybody who contacts me personally on the facebook page, or e-mail and we had an instant connection."

From that point forward they had an idea. They would handcraft warm and cozy blankets with a very special message for those currently battling breast cancer.

(Sandy Bobal-Zuniga, Founder of My Personal Breast Cancer Journey) "Every time we send out a blanket, we send out a personal card from us. I am going to read you just a small paragraph. "As you wrap yourself in this blanket, may it remind you of the love and hugs sent from your sista-survivor, Sandy, that's me, and my personal breast cancer journey family. This is your journey, but you are not alone. We're in this together."

This week, Sandy traveled from Colorado to Richard's home in Berthold just so he could teach her how to make the blankets. They have already sent them all over the America.

(Richard Debertin) "New Jersey, Texas, California, couple in Illinois, Iowa, one in British Columbia. When I send one out, I hug it, I pray over it, and I usually cry."

These two pay their blanket expenses from their own pocket, and will need donations to continue. But right now money is not what matters.

(Sandy Bobal-Zuniga, Founder of My Personal Breast Cancer Journey) "This is a gift for you. Use it for your strength, and be loved."

They urge anyone and everyone to reach out to them in times of need, and promise they reach back. In Berthold, Bonnie Campo KX News.

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