Survivor reaches new heights with family support

6:08 PM, Jul 10, 2013   |    comments
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KITTERY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Ask any woman who's been through it, and they'll tell you that one of the most powerful weapons in the fight against breast cancer is having a strong support system.

It can come from one's family, or it can come from such groups as the non-profit My Breast Cancer Support based in New Hampshire.

One breast cancer survivor from Sanford has the good fortune of having both, and they are helping her tackle her next adventure.

When you're born into the Bruno family, someone always has your back. Christine Bruno says she has a big support system, and she's not kidding. Her husband Shawn Bruno calls them a family of thirty-five strong. Between all of the children, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents, someone is always there to catch them when they fall. That comes in handy when you are climbing a tightrope several feet off the ground. The Brunos tackled that obstacle and others on a sunny summer day at Take Flight Adventures in Kittery. It was the first outing for breast cancer survivors and victims hosted by My Breast Cancer Support.

Christine Bruno was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer one year ago. Through treatments and surgeries, her family picked up the slack. Now, Christine is in remission and she and her family are making up for lost time.

"Last summer we didn't do all that much because that's when I first found out I was sick, so I figured this would be good to kind of make up for that" Bruno said about the outing.

My Breast Cancer Support provides patients in the Seacoast communities with services like grocery shopping, house cleaning, and exercise programs that will help alleviate stress while they undergo treatment. To learn more, click here.











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