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“Growing up I was always a musician,” Wittmier said. “People that I grew up with would probably be surprised to find out that I joined the Navy. I was just antsy and I wanted to travel, and the military was just such an easy way to do that. Through that, I kind of lost touch with my music side, and it never came back until a friend suggested that I DJ. I was like, why not? Learning how to DJ and play, there just this whole other element to that where you are the one at the event, at the party, in the club, that is setting the vibe for all these people. It a lot of power. It a lot of control, and it can get intimidating. But when it flowing, it so amazing.”

Wittmier was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2015.

She said it “was a shock, because I was pretty healthy and I felt like I was very happy, and it doesn run in my family. I really didn even know anything about it. It one of those things you hear about and whew, that was scary. I was diagnosed at stage 4, which is the last stage there is, and I had a really hard time accepting it. They were telling me I had a couple years. My options for treatment were very small, because it was stage 4 diagnosis. That means there no surgery, because it already spread to other organs, and my oncologist prescribed a very aggressive chemotherapy plan, and she gave me about a 30 percent chance.

“I feel really lucky that I was able to take a step back from everything, and really quiet my mind, and just go with my gut,” Wittmier added. “I was able to find a lot of integrative treatment options that worked really well for me. I took a test, a blood test, that specifically told me what treatment options, both natural and western, specific chemo drugs, work. The cancer I was diagnosed with is metastatic, which means there no cure, so it more of a matter of keeping it contained. So right now I do have an active cancer in my liver, but all of the cancer I had in my brain and in my lungs and in my breasts, they not showing any signs of disease there.”

Wittmier wrote a paper that details what she did throughout her cancer battle. It free and and posted online.

“It easy things. Eating specific types of food, taking sugar and processed foods out of your diet, forming a close knit team that can help you and rally around you, because it really easy to just want to withdraw,” she said.

She also co founded an organization called the Aloha Cancer Project as a fellowship for others who are touched by cancer.

“We not really focused on the pity party. It more about making the most of the days that you still have in front of you. We do scrapbook events, where they can bring their pictures and their notes and put them all together in one book to look through when they having the darker days. We have a approach seminar up at the Chozen ji dojo, where they learn breathing techniques, meditation, and decoupling pain and suffering,” Wittmier said. “These events are keeping people from being so attached to their illness, and using that as their identifier. It more about what happening right now, and in this moment, there joy.”
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military helicoptersA South Carolina black church founded by former slaves in 1865 was attacked by a white gunman Wednesday night and multiple churchgoers have reportedly been killed.

Separately, the Charleston Post and Courier reported that eight people had been shot, although the newspaper did not specify deaths.

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The gunman remained at large near midnight and police were trying to clear the neighborhood, though the Charleston PD denied it had asked residents to leave their home.

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told CNN. the person just entered the church and opened fire. ask the nation to keep Charleston in our prayers, said state Sen. Marlon Kimpson, a Charleston Democrat who told the Post and Courier he had been in contact with the county sheriff.

The Emanuel AME pastor is the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who is also a Democratic member of the state Senate. The 41 year old pastor was reportedly in the church for services at the time of the shooting.

According to its Website, Emanuel is the oldest African Methodist Episcopal church in the South, being officially organized under its current name in 1865 though its congregants had met illegally during the antebellum and Civil War periods when black churches were outlawed in South Carolina. It is affectionately called Emanuel in black church circles in the South.

The first Emanuel AME Church to be built on the current Calhoun Street site was completed in 1872 and the current edifice dates from 1891.

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services on Wednesday evenings which occur halfway between one Sunday morning and the next are typically the busiest of the weekdays and can sometimes rival the Sunday attendance.