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Sharon Schmitt (left) is known for her caring nature and willingness to help others through her interactions with her Sunnyside Nursing home clients like Dean Iverson (right). Schmitt is currently undergoing treatment for colon cancer after a colonoscopy last fall may have saved her life by detecting a large, cancerous polyp. Brian Basham/Tribune

A battle of her own this time

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50-year-old Sharon Schmitt of Audubon has lived in the Lake Park area her whole life.

“Born and raised here,” she said with a cheery tone.


Married to her husband, Craig, the mother of two is also now a proud grandmother.

“I’m all about family … family and friends —those are my things,” she said.

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