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Cancer Patients Find Connection With Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center Fitness Classes

Published: Jan. 29, 2021

Fitness has proven benefits for the body and mind, and it's been shown to help cancer patients deal with adverse effects from the disease and treatment. That's why Methodist Estabrook Cancer Center made an effort to bring back its wellness classes even after the pandemic temporarily halted them.

Thanks to the Methodist Hospital Foundation, they were able to buy the needed technology to now hold virtual classes.

"Life brought me to this class exactly when I needed it," said Becky Gehringer, a class instructor who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Synovial Sarcoma six years ago.

The trained physical therapist said the classes have allowed her to continue her passion for wellness after her job became difficult during treatment. At the same time, she's connecting with a community that understands and supports her journey.

KMTV: Cancer patients find connection in Omaha fitness classes