First PMC: 1991
Debbie McNamara was decidedly different from her two older
sisters. "They played with Barbies. I wanted Tonka trucks,"
says McNamara, who works for the Metropolitan District Commission
as a Park Ranger at the Massachusetts State House. "I was
a tomboy, the athlete, the scrapper." McNamara would need
all her grit to battle and subdue Hodgkin's disease at age
15, and the four upper-body cancers that have appeared since
2000. I the meantime she continues to ski, snowshoe, cycle,
and work. While she loves her job, and especially working
at the State House, she concedes that some of the visitors'
line have grown stale. "I know I look like a total goober,"
she admits. "But do you know how many times people have asked
me where's my picnic basket?"
" I don't live with cancer. It has to keep up with me."
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