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Evicted cancer patient stays positive, warns others

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WKYT)-Just hours before her third and last chemo treatment, Sonya Tapp says she's still trying to wrap her nearly-bald head around what happened last month at her Clays Mill Road home.

"When she knocked on the door, she was like, 'We're here to put you out. No warning, no date, I didn't sign anything,'" Tapp explained.

The breast cancer patient says crews bagged up her belongings, tossing them to the curb. Within minutes, she says it was a frenzy.

"Somebody stole my wig! It was a nice wool wig."

Weakened from previous chemotherapy treatments and having nowhere to go, Tapp says she tried to fend people away while figuring out what to do.

Now, with only some of her belongings, she's staying with her mother in Winchester while fighting for her life. She says losing her brother to cancer just months ago has prompted her to focus on her dream and continue developing an herbal treatment.

"Do want to make a product that cures any skin ailment, especially cancer. That's what I feel like I'm supposed to do."

She says she'll stay positive and urges everyone to be careful.

"If you find something, get it looked at. Anything on your body. A lump, a knot, anything."

Tapp's friends have set up a relief fund at PNC Bank locations.


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