Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Woman with Cancer Gets Wish to Record Album of Classical Music

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatoon Woman with Cancer Gets Wish to Record Album of Classical Music

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Saskatoon woman with cancer gets wish

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SASKATOON - Marla Cole of Saskatoon has a lot of work this summer as she goes through her favourite compositions to chose the perfect songs for a professional recording and CD.

Around 12 years ago, Marla and her husband, Geoff, founded the Amati Quartet but soon after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

"When I was first diagnosed my kids were five and seven and I was furious," Cole said. "I was really angry. How could this happen? How dare my kids have to go through that?

"I think music has kept me going. I have played two concerts during my chemotherapy as well as other events. It gives me a reason to get out of bed in the morning and not sort of wallow in self pity."

Cole went through treatment but this past December she went to the doctor with a bump on her head. The cancer had metastasized and was now in her skull. She quickly went into surgery, had 12 rounds of radiation and began chemotherapy.

During her treatment, Cole's family contacted the Touchdown for Dreams program which is a partnership between the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and Cameco. …

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