Money being raised to help pay for cancer treatments for 2006 North Hopkins graduate

From Staff Reports

Sept 26, 2007 - Friends and family of Shawna Wells, 19, are selling purple crosses to raise money for her expensive cancer treatment.

Wells, a 2006 graduate of North Hopkins High School, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma on Sept. 11 and had the first of 12 chemotherapy treatments on Tuesday. Her family has no medical insurance.

"I found a knot on my neck," Wells said. "After about four weeks, I finally told my mother about it."

The prognosis, however, is positive.

"The doctor says it's Stage 2A and there's a 93 percent cure rate," Wells said.

The signs are available at The Furniture Barn, 201 Linda Drive in Sulphur Springs, or by calling 903-885-5667.

Collection jars will also be set out at The Furniture Barn, Town and Country Cleaners, Quality Inn, Joe Bob's Convenience Stores, and Furr's Cafeteria, where Wells has worked for nearly three years.

Wells is the daughter of Chris and Mary Belz and Scott and Robin Wells.

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