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Cowgirl's love of horses aids breast cancer recovery

A strong-willed cowgirl from Clark, Wyoming, named Beau Badura was diagnosed with HER2+ breast cancer at age 29 in 2002 and has fought her way into remission after a long battle. Badura has used her hobby of riding horses and barrel races as a means of strength and determination in the face of the deadly disease, according to

"I never want to be remembered as the girl that died of cancer. I want to be remembered as the girl that went down smiling, riding her horses," Badura told the news source.

Badura rides with the group Chaps and Chapeaus, an all-women's riding group that dresses in 19th century Victorian garb. She is also a member of the You are a Barrel Racing Champion which is similar to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

Badura and her horses wear pink to every event and she rides on a pink horse blanket adorned with pink ribbons and buttons. She has struggled to overcome her disease and feels that it is her obligation to spread breast cancer awareness.

According to the American Cancer Society, excluding skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women.
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