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Cancer survivor Debbie Turner is grateful she never walked alone.

The longest and hardest journey of Debbie Turner's life began five years ago on the day she was diagnosed with cancer. At age 44, Debbie began her fight against advanced Stage III colon cancer.

"It was the most traumatic thing that I had ever gone through, but I certainly didn't go it alone," says Debbie. "I was lucky - I had a great team on my side."

From her physician, Sacred Heart medical oncologist Dr. Thomas Sunnenberg, she received the expert and compassionate care she needed to survive. "When I awoke one morning at Sacred Heart and saw Dr. Sunnenberg standing at my beside, I knew I was lucky - but also knew I was in trouble," recalls Debbie.

From Sacred Heart's surgeons and radiologists, to the nurses administering chemotherapy, Debbie never walked alone on her journey to battle cancer. With the support of her family and friends, Debbie received the encouragement she needed to win the fight of her life.

"I'm one very lucky girl," she says. "I am fortunate to have had the Sacred Heart Cancer Center in my corner on this journey." A co-owner of Celebrations in Pensacola, Debbie is thankful for a second chance at life and is thrilled to say she's a cancer survivor.

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