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Community to help Havre woman fight cancer


June 4, 2014

Terri Healy Frey believes that education is essential for young people.

Her three children all graduated from Montana State University-Northern. Most of her relatives also have Northern diplomas. In her job as the Native American adviser at Havre Middle School, she always encouraged students to get good grades so they could go to college.

Then, she said, she felt she should follow her own advice.

She enjoyed her time as a certified nursing assistant at Northern Montana Care Center and decided a nursing career was good for her. She obtained her two-year degree from Aaniiih Nakoda College and then planned to follow her family tradition and attend Northern.

That was before she suffered a serious health blow.

First, doctors told her she had stage one breast cancer, but the diagnosis grew more serious as time went on. She is now undergoing chemotherapy treatment at Benefis Medical Center in Great Falls, and doctors tell her she will probably have to continue treatments for a year....

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