Lasting legacy

Photo by Jason Wallis.

Lorie Johnson was a Chelsea resident who was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant with her son. by Jason Wallis.

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A mother, daughter, wife and friend to many, Lorie Johnson and her story give hope to women battling cancer – even though Johnson lost her own fight against the disease three years ago.

Johnson, a Chelsea resident, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 when she was six months pregnant with her second son.. To complete her chemotherapy, mastectomy and radiation, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy at 35 weeks. And after her treatments, she found out she was cancer free.

But unfortunately, the cancer came back – and this time it was in her lungs and deemed incurable.

Read more about the Lorie Johnson Foundation in the October issue of Shelby Living. Find your copy here