Monday, September 24, 2018
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Tough enough to wear pink

Rickertsen one of three cancer survivors who will be honored at rodeo.

Jan Rickertsen didn’t feel tough when she received a call from a dentist in Kearney on a hot day in July six years ago.

The 60-year-old was at the home of one of her four children.

“He asked if I was somewhere where I could sit down,” Rickertsen said. “He told me he had bad news.”

As three of her four children watched their mother through a window, Rickertsen said she learned she had muco- epidermoid carcinoma, a salivary gland cancer.

“It was a God thing I was there with my kids,” she said.












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