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FAIRFIELD - Dr. Rebecca Timlin-Scalera, a neuropsychologist, experienced a "reversal of fortune" that changed everything.

parisLast fall, when her family life and private practice were thriving, she learned she had breast cancer.

Results of a PET scan led her doctor to believe that the cancer had metastasized and spread to her bones.  "He said the average [life expectancy] is 3 years," remembers this Fairfield mother of two kids, ages 7 and 11.

"Your future just evaporates."

But, miraculously, a follow-up test was clear. Timlin-Scalera fell to her knees, crying, "Thank God," before realizing other women in the doctor's waiting room couldn't celebrate the same news.  She pledged to make a difference for those suffering from metastatic breast cancer, the most severe form of the disease.

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