Karen Bayer is a retired Fairfax County Public Schools educator of 31 years,
and is also retired military. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer
at age 65, it was the beginning of a life-changing journey for the professional
mobile DJ and small home business entrepreneur.
It is difficult to put into words the impact she had on the people she
met, and the lives she touched throughout her cancer treatment, but we
gathered Karen and her care team to talk about her journey in the hopes
it will encourage others embarking on the same path.
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