Student group dedicates tree to breast cancer fighters

“Miracle Tree ladies:” Debbie Lane, left, administrative assistant in the School of Business at Wayland Baptist University, and Josie Gomez, Wayland’s school nurse, look at the Pioneer Health Service Corps’ Miracle Tree dedicated Tuesday evening at the Laney Student Activities Center. The tree specifically was dedicated to Lane, who is now in remission after being diagnosed only two months ago with breast cancer, and Beverly Steed, administrative assistant in athletics, who is undergoing treatment for the disease, and also honored survivors like Gomez.

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Pioneer Health Service Corps president Luke Ingraham makes opening remarks at Tuesday’s dedication of the Miracle Tree, recognizing current breast cancer fighters on the WBU staff Debbie Lane and Beverly Steed and honoring others who have fought the disease. Those included Debbie Parker of Wayland’s San Antonio campus; Josie Gomez, the school nurse; Marlene Reed, administrative assistant in the School of Fine Arts; Jean Hart, secretary in the BSOE/BCM records; Linda Ray, wife of history professor Tom Ray; and the late Leda DeLung, wife of former professor Dick DeLung.