Tonia Hanson had a secret. But when a private river retreat turned out to be very, very public, Tonia found unexpected healing.

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In fly fishing, the motion of casting helps prevent and relieve lymphedema, a painful condition that can occur after a breast cancer patient’s underarm lymph nodes have been removed. It strengthens arm muscles in a restorative, not strenuous way—fly poles weigh nearly nothing.

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NBC’s Today Show revisited this summer’s story about Tonia and Casting for Recovery.

Casting for Recovery Wyoming 

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Yann Tiersen—Sur le fil
One Last Sunset by Alan Singley is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.
Alison Brown—The Sound of Summer Running
Sarah Jarosz—Build Me Up From Bones
John Williams—The Mission
Eels—Theme for a Pretty Girl That Makes You Believe God Exists
Hiatus (feat. Shura)—River

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