After her husband, Garry, died, Sharon Snow was forced to leave her job at Dana Corp. to focus on surviving her own illness.
Unable to draw unemployment checks because she was disabled and unable to receive disability support because she was "not disabled enough," Snow got by with the help of her daughter Kayla, now 19, and son Jassen, 26.
Snow said Kayla, a 2006 Lincoln County High School graduate, began work at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, rather than attend college, to help her.
After a year of chemotherapy and cancer treatments, Snow says her breast cancer is in remission now.
Cancer is just one ordeal the Lincoln County woman has faced this year, though. On March 20, her two-story home was destroyed by fire.