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World travel for work brings survivor joy

 

October 31, 2020

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Fern Malila visits the Great wall of China. This was just one of the many interesting and exotic places she has visited in her job and in other travels.

By JAN TUCKER

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ONTONAGON - Fern Malila traveled  around the world in her position with an electronic medical records company, but that world was turned upside down in 2011 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fern is a Registered Nurse and lived in Virginia, working for Cerner Corporation and traveling  to clients inside and outside the U.S. for medical software sales, development and support.

Since she could be called by the company to travel anytime, Fern always scheduled her yearly mammograms around New Years when the company was not so busy. In 2011, that tes...



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