Farms.com’s Top 10 Ontario Stories in October

10) Ont. producer channeled athletic mindset during breast cancer treatments

Sara Wood

Sara Wood, a cash crop and broiler chicken producer from Mitchell, Ont., grew up involved in competitive swimming and channeled that experience during her battle with breast cancer.

She underwent eight rounds of chemotherapy and compared them to stages of a 400m swim race.

“I broke it down so that one treatment was 50m of each (swimming) stroke,” Wood told Farms.com. “I know that in the 400 individual medley, things get tough around 300m. So, I knew that’s six treatments and that I could get through those six and be fine, and two might be tough.”

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