Irving Park: July 2007 Archives

Margaret Kiesz beat cancer almost 10 years ago. But it's back, this time in her bones. Sometimes she aches.

If the pain comes when certain people are around, she forces a smile.

Kiesz runs a foundation in Irving Park that helps immigrant women with breast cancer who struggle speaking English to understanding their treatment and pay their bills while they fight the disease.

"Everyone look at you, and you have to give them power, even when you not so good feelings about your body," Kiesz says, smiling.

"I try to show that you can fight with everything you have, even if it's hard."

Mark Konkol

Mark Konkol covers city neighborhoods for the Chicago Sun-Times. You can e-mail him or call (312) 321-2146.

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