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Casey Quinlan, author of the Amazon bestseller “Cancer for Christmas: Making the Most of a Daunting Gift,” is on the list of 100 Hometown Heroes named by Virginia personal-injury law firm Allen & Allen as part of the firm’s 100th anniversary celebration .

Announcing the list, Allen & Allen said, “These are the folks that make Virginia a great place to live and work. We asked and you responded. We received an outpouring of nominations. Through a selection committee, the nominations were narrowed down to 100 Hometown Heroes.”

Casey was nominated as a Hometown Hero in late April: “Casey’s approach to her own cancer treatment has inspired millions. Her advice: be an active participant, not a passive consumer. Her book, Cancer for Christmas: Making the Most of a Daunting Gift, ¬†shares the questions she asked her doctors, what she did with the answers, and how she navigated surgery, chemo, and radiation treatment with determination, ferocity, and a large dose of humor.”

Allen & Allen will be recognizing Casey Quinlan and the rest of the Hometown Heroes at a series of events in Richmond, Charlottesville, and Fredericksburg, culminating with a celebration at the Richmond Flying Squirrels game on Wednesday, August 25.

Casey’s a Hometown Hero!
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  • June 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Congrats, Casey! You deserve it, you ARE a hero! We had a fun time chatting with you on our Girlfriend We Gotta Talk radio show about your journey and what you’ve learned to pass on to others. Your hero worshippers who didn’t get to listen to you still can on our website here:

    Mary Foley & Susie Galvez
    Co-hosts of Girlfriend We Gott Talk radio

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