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Mary Fairhurst: Cancer, hope and candor

My Wise Words interview today is with Mary Fairhurst, a Washington state Supreme Court justice, who talked so openly about living with cancer that could kill her sooner rather than later.

She's realistic that she might have less than a year to live while at the same time, she's optimistic that she'll beat this cancer.

Thank you, Mary, for being so open in our interview. Your words will help others today and in the future.

(About the photo: For Mary's 54th birthday last summer, 700 of her friends and family gathered at a Mariners game, where she threw out the pitch, helped by her “crush” — the Mariner Moose. Photo courtesy of Mary Fairhurst)


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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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