New cancer rehab lab opens at Southern Illinois University

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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - For Phil Anton, director of Strong Survivors, associate professor and exercise science program coordinator with Southern Illinois University Department of Kinesiology, Strong Survivors is a calling. When he was 14 years old, his 13-year-old cousin and '?best friend in the whole world,' Julie Honerkamp, was diagnosed with cancer. She fought cancer for five years. '?She was hospitalized in Chicago. I drove from Michigan to be there when she took her last breath,' Anton said. '?When it is your best friend in the whole world dying at age 18, it shakes you.' Anton decided to do something to help cancer victims. For a while, he participated in events like Relay for Life and Race for a Cure, but he wanted to do more. He heard...

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New cancer rehab lab opens at Southern Illinois University

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