Crestview volleyball team holds Breast Cancer Awareness Night Oct. 7

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Kathy Combest

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:41 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Kathy Combest is many things to many people. She's a wife, mother, sister, friend and coach — just to mention a few of her roles.

She's also a competitor, a fighter and a survivor.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer while coaching Baker School’s volleyball and girls basketball teams in August of 2007.

A year later, after several surgeries and treatments, Combest was declared cancer-free.

Five years later, Combest, now Crestview High School’s volleyball and girls basketball coach, is still cancer-free.

Combest and her Bulldog volleyball team will celebrate her continued good health with a Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Oct. 7, when Crestview hosts Freeport for a 6 p.m. varsity match.

"It's exciting for me because ... if you can make it for five years (cancer-free), you have a good chance (of remaining cancer free)," Combest said. "I'm not saying you won't get it again, but you have a better chance not to get it.

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