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Leisle and Walker share a laugh at Leisle’s home in Walla Walla. The two, who have both successfully battled breast cancer and are at different stages of their fights with ovarian cancer, rely heavily on their bond and a healthy sense of humor. “Cancer didn’t make us friends,” Walker said, noting they knew each other long before that.

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