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Denver actress faces toughest role: Cancer patient

5:50 PM, Feb 14, 2013   |    comments
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John Moore

Denver - Local Actress Shelly Bordas was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer nearly four years ago.

The single mother of a now 3 and 1/2-year-old, went thru a brutal series of treatments. Last November, she was told the tumors were getting smaller.

To celebrate the good news she auditioned for and was cast in a local theatre production of "9 to 5."

Soon after, however, she suffered a major setback. The cancer has now spread to her brain. The prognosis is not good. She backed out of the role to spend more time with her son.

A massive social media campaign has helped raise more than $10,000.00 in a 24 hour period.

Former Denver Post reporter John Moore has been following Shelly's story on his blog. His megaphone has caught the attention of many people leading to the swift response from the Arts Community in Denver.

For an in depth look at Shelly's story - click this link. 

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