Local woman’s miracle strengthens family, inspires poem

Stephanie Gourdeau

By Lori Porter
Acorn Staff Writer

Oak Park resident Marilyn Gourdeau more than anticipates the New Year. She looks at every new day with intense gratitude like a child opening his or her presents under the Christmas tree.
Five years ago, Gourdeau was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called leiomyosarcoma. Leiomyosarcoma is a cancerous tumor of the smooth muscle cell, which accounts for about one percent of new cancer cases in the United States.
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