Cancer survivor tells his story at Mini-Relay for Life

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Hundreds flocked to the running tracks at École Évangéline in Abrams Village for the Mini-Relay for Life Friday night.

Edward Gallant and hise wife Celina Gallant at the seventh annual Mini-Relay for Life in Abrams Village.

At the event designed to remember those lost and currently battling cancer, one survivor is grateful to be telling his story.

In the summer of 2011, Abrams Village resident Edward Gallant received news that’s becoming more and more common across Prince Edward Island.

At age 79, Gallant was diagnosed with bladder cancer.

After several doctors in Summerside were unsure of the problem, a Charlottetown specialist confirmed it was cancer.

“I was in shocked when I found out,” said Gallant. “I never thought it would happen to me.”

Organizations: Mini-Relay for Life

Geographic location: Abrams Village, Prince Edward Island, Summerside Charlottetown

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