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Shirt sales help woman with cancer
Snook family photo
Jamie, Ellie, Jalen, Dina and Lily Snook and Dina’s mother Colleen Foelker.
Snook family photo
Jamie, Ellie, Jalen, Dina and Lily Snook and Dina’s mother Colleen Foelker.

TUALATIN — Fight like a girl. T-shirts and sweatshirts declaring this statement of power are for sale at Resurrection Parish here to raise funds for Dina Snook, a parishioner battling a non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Snook was diagnosed with diffuse large B cell cancer in September, and began chemotherapy in November. Scans in the fall show great improvement, but she continues to fight the disease.

Snook and her family have been Resurrection parishioners for more than 13 years. She graduated from West Linn High School in 1995, and married Jamie at Resurrection in 1999. The couple has three children, Ellie, Lily and Jalen, all baptized at Resurrection.
Snook is known around the parish community for her infectious smile and unique laugh, thoughtfulness and compassion for others, says Nellie Villanueva, who works in the parish office.

“What she has taught and shared with us since October has been amazing,” said Villanueva said. “Instead of stepping back, which many people would do, she has stepped forward and inspired us all through her faith, her courage, and her conviction to family.”
Thirty to 40 percent of proceeds from sales will help the family. Members of the parish community will wear their “Fight like a girl” gear at the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Feb. 3, in solidarity with Snook and her family.

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