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Honoring Lynn Poferl
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Congratulations to our 2021 Spirit of Hope Honoree, Lynn Poferl!

Lynn and her husband, Bob, raised a blended family of 5 busy kids in Maplewood, MN. In 2002, the family was thrown a curve ball when their son, Justin (age 13), was diagnosed with a brain tumor and daughter, Katie (age 16), with Osteosarcoma. Fortunately, Justin recovered quickly but Katie spent the next 5 years in and out of the hospital while she endured chemo treatments and multiple surgeries. The loss of a child is devastating. Lynn was determined to keep Katie's memory alive and turn this tragedy into something positive. Since 2008, Lynn, along with the help of family and friends, have run multiple events that have raised over $850,000. Lynn is a wife, mother, grandmother, business executive, church volunteer, and now has joined the board of ACS MN. Now a resident of Lake Elmo, she is looking forward to fostering other cancer warriors to join her in the fight to find a cure so other kids will not have to suffer, like Katie did.

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