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Patty Kuzara is Tackling Lung Cancer

My name is Patty Kuzara. I am a wife and mother, a friend, a sister, an aunt, a niece and I just happen to have Stage IV Lung Cancer. But I am so much more than that:

I am a wife. My husband Jay and I have been married for 21 years. We met in 1988 and got married three years later. Our life together has certainly been an adventure and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

I am a mother. I love being a mama. I have three children, Austin (17) and Kayla and Kaitlyn (12). I am a typical mom. I run from tae kwon do to dancing, back to tae kwon do, oooops, now drama club, gotta throw hockey in there. Hey don’t forget about that project and…what do you mean you have 3 birthday parties next week! LOL I know you know what I’m talking about. Love them!

I am a daughter. My dad is a trip. He makes me laugh every time we are together. You just never know what’s going to come out of his mouth. My step-mom is very sweet. She loves her grand kids and never has anything bad to say about anyone. They have been married for over 20 years too. (My mom died of lung cancer in 1998 as did my step-dad of a heart attack)

I am a friend. I can say that the friendships I’ve made over my lifetime have remained. I may not see everyone like I used to, but we all still love each other. I truly don’t know how I became so blessed, but I’ll take it. I love them with all my heart.
I am a martial artist. I am currently a First Degree Red Belt in Tae Kwon Do. It’s a journey and anything worthwhile takes time. For now, slow and steady wins the race! I will get that Black Belt!

I am a singer. Yes I love to sing. I think I probably sang before I could talk. Then again….I can talk. LOL Singing is one of my favorite things to do with my girls.

I am full of life. One thing I can say is that I love life. I love to laugh and play and just enjoy everyday. I enjoy each season. I am a Buffalo girl, so I love the winter. If you hear someone yelling while sledding down the bunny hill, its probably me.

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