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Incurable Cancer Won’t Stop Omaha Teacher

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OMAHA (KPTM)- Hundreds of people ran to help raise money for an Omaha teacher who was recently diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor.

"I believe that it's God, I believe that it's a miracle," said Wendy Wessling.

Wessling was surrounded by family, friends, and supporters Sunday as they ran a course she isn't able to-yet. "Next year's going to be the recovery race.  We're going to have a first annual Wendy's recovery race," said Wessling.

In November 2012, Wessling went to the doctor for an appointment. She found out that she had a brain tumor, and has had multiple surgeries since. Doctors told her she only had two more years to live.

"I believe that I'm going to survive this," said Wessling.

Wessling has been going through physical therapy and has had to relearn how to walk, use hand eye coordination, and balance.

"I was here in April when she had her two surgeries, and she couldn't walk," said Wessling's older sister, Julie Lobato.

Wessling said doctors had some amazing news for her this week. "There's no sign of cancer-there's blood in my brain, but they think taking me off blood thinners will correct that. Doesn't mean I'm cured yet."

Wessling previously told Fox 42, she's banking on a miracle, her sister couldn't agree more. "Miracles happen," said Lobato.

Beating cancer is like running, moving forward one step at a time until you reach the finish line.

"Thank you everyone for all your love and support and prayers-I couldn't do it without you," said Wessling.

Since her diagnosis, Wessling hasn't been able to work and has to continue going to the hospital.  The Wessling family is asking for donations to help pay rising medical bills and proved for Wessling's children.

To donate, click here.

 Maureen Wurtz

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