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Wearing her "Fight Like a Girl" T-shirt and matching hat, Kristin Schmidt poses for a photo at her Worthington home.(Beth rickers/daily globe)

Fighting like a girl: Schmidt wages personal war with breast cancer


WORTHINGTON -- Just two days before Christmas last year, Kristin Schmidt was sitting in the parking lot of a local store when she was told the lump in her breast was invasive ductal carcinoma.


Kristin remembers being somewhat in shock, although she couldn't react openly to the news, as her young son was in the vehicle.

"I didn't know what to do," she recalled. "Do I go home? Go see family? Go see a friend? Drive around and cry?

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Beth Rickers
Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at  
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