POMEROY – This being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one family feeling that they had much to celebrate honored Cyndie Rodriguez, a two-time cancer survivor currently under treatment for lung cancer, with a surprise party.
The gathering for Rodriguez, an employee of Farmers Bank in Pomeroy, was held at the home of Pam and Rick Patterson. Those at the party wore “Fight Like a Girl” t-shirts. They also gave Rodriguez one to wear, and presented her with a necklace and bracelet along with a framed picture of her daughters, Cassie Patterson, Alex Patterson, Chelsea Patterson, Ahna Patterson and Cyndie Gillilan.
At the conclusion of the party, there was a balloon launch in her honor.
Rodriguez was first diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2000, then again in April 2010. The lung cancer diagnosis was made in May 2011. She is currently on a break from her treatments which for some time now have been taken every three weeks.
Attending the party in addition to the Pattersons and five daughters were Justin Coleman, Colin Coleman, Mark Gillilan, Kelsey Shuler, Keely Shuler, Kenzie Shuler, Branden Hankia and Connie Patterson.