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Betty Hamric shows a photograph of herself, center, with her two daughters, Jessica Hamric, left, and Jody Hamric, right, while inside her home in East Naples on on May 21, 2015. Jody moved to Naples from Tennessee to assist her mother's needs as she goes through the operation and recovery from a double mastectomy. The decision to have the procedure was a preventative measure resulting from a lump found in her left breast that tested positive for breast cancer.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff Betty Hamric shows a photograph of herself, center, with her two daughters, Jessica Hamric, left, and Jody Hamric, right, while inside her home in East Naples on on May 21, 2015. Jody moved to Naples from Tennessee to assist her mother's needs as she goes through the operation and recovery from a double mastectomy. The decision to have the procedure was a preventative measure resulting from a lump found in her left breast that tested positive for breast cancer.

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The Certified Nurse in the Operating room, Lisa Miller, right, comforts Betty Hamric, left, moments before she undergoes a double mastectomy at Physicians Regional on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Hamric's decision to have the procedure was a preventative measure resulting from a lump found in her left breast that tested positive for breast cancer.
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Dr. Sharla Gayle Patterson, front center, who is board certified and fellowship trained, prepares to operate a double mastectomy on Betty Hamric at Physicians Regional on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Hamric's decision to have the procedure was a preventative measure resulting from a lump found in her left breast that tested positive for breast cancer.
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Dr. Sharla Gayle Patterson, left, who is board certified and fellowship trained operates a double mastectomy on Betty Hamric with first assistant, R.N. Stephanie Scott, right, at Physicians Regional on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Naples, Fla. The procedure took about two hours. Hamric's decision to have the procedure was a preventative measure resulting from a lump found in her left breast that tested positive for breast cancer.
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Chief of Pathology, Dr. Bruno Dipasquale, left and Dr. Jeffrey Eisenstein, right, look at cells from Betty Hamric's breast to determine if they are cancerous at Physicians Regional on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Naples, Fla. This is a quick test they perform, before a longer one that takes the course of a night. Betty Hamric underwent a double mastectomy as a preventative measure resulting from a lump found in her left breast that tested positive for breast cancer.
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Dr. Sharla Gayle Patterson, left, who is board certified and fellowship trained speaks with Jody Hamric, right, about the double mastectomy she operated on her mother on Monday, May 20, 2013 in Naples, Fla. Hamric's mother, Betty Hamric, wanted the double mastectomy as a preventative measure resulting from a lump found in her left breast that tested positive for breast cancer.
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Betty Hamric lays in bed recovering from a double mastectomy that performed the day before while the children she gained custody for, Michael, Evan and Nathan Hamric, front to back, hang around their home in East Naples on May 21, 2015. 'They are my rocks,' Betty said about the boys.  Her decision to have the procedure was a preventative measure resulting from a lump found in her left breast that tested positive for breast cancer. She says she did not want to risk her boys growing up without a guardian.
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Betty Hamric shows a photograph of herself, center, with her two daughters, Jessica Hamric, left, and Jody Hamric, right, while inside her home in East Naples on on May 21, 2015. Jody moved to Naples from Tennessee to assist her mother's needs as she goes through the operation and recovery from a double mastectomy. The decision to have the procedure was a preventative measure resulting from a lump found in her left breast that tested positive for breast cancer.
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Gretchen Ross, center, delivers food through Pink Ribbon Restorative to Betty Hamric, back left, who is recovering in her home from a double mastectomy in East Naples on May 21, 2015. Betty's daughter Jody Hamric, right, relocated to Naples from Tennessee to assist with her mother's needs. Betty has parental custody of Nathan Hamric, front left, and Michael Hamric, front right. 'They are my rocks,' Betty said about the boys. Her decision to have the procedure was a preventative measure resulting from a lump found in her left breast that tested positive for breast cancer. She says she did not want to risk her boys growing up without a guardian.
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Betty Hamric lays in bed recovering from a double mastectomy performed yesterday as the children she gained custody for, Nathan, Michael and Evan Hamric, left to right, play with their aunt Jody Hamric  in East Naples on May 21, 2015. 'They are my rocks,' Betty said about the boys.  Her decision to have the procedure was a preventative measure resulting from a lump found in her left breast that tested positive for breast cancer. She says she did not want to risk her boys growing up without a guardian.
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Betty Hamric gives a goodbye kiss to Michael Hamric, 4, while in their home in East Naples on May 21, 2015. Betty has parental custody of Michael and his two brothers. To give Betty space to recover, the boys will spend the night at their aunt, Jody Hamric's home. 'They are my rocks,' Betty said about the boys.  Her decision to have the procedure was a preventative measure resulting from a lump found in her left breast that tested positive for breast cancer. She says she did not want to risk her boys growing up without a guardian.
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Jody Hamric, left, gives a goodbye hug to her mom Betty Hamric, right, outside her home in in East Naples on May 21, 2015. The day before, Betty underwent a double mastectomy as a preventative measure resulting from a lump found in her left breast that tested positive for breast cancer.

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