The mother of Seahawks' Justin Britt teamed up with a grieving father to learn about promising new research that could help others
July 15, 2016
| By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service
On the day of their visit to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, a proud mother and a grieving father met one another for the first time, strangers connected by a football team, a name and a desire to raise awareness about cancer. It was their sons, both named Justin, who brought them together. Kelly Britt’s 25-year-old Justin will likely start this September as center for the Seattle Seahawks. Adam Lazara’s son, Justin, was an avid Seahawks fan. But after a nearly yearlong battle with brain cancer, he passed away earlier this month at age 3.
Debbie Thomas, cervical cancer survivor, met Dr. Denise Galloway and discussed HPV vaccine
July 31, 2015
| Photos by Bo Jungmayer / story by Sabin Russell
Debbie Thomas, a cervical cancer survivor and the mother of Seattle Seahawks' Earl Thomas III, visited Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Friday, accompanied by her husband and granddaughter. She met Dr. Denise Galloway, who played a critical role in discovering HPV’s association with cancer, paving the way for the vaccine.
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