THE December 2014 Herbies Hero is a lady who has been battling this horrific disease for over 10 years. She was first diagnosed with Breast Cancer, in which it was determined her best course of action would be to undergo a mastectomy which was ultimately performed in 2004. She went through countless hours of chemotherapy and radiation all the while continuing to work at her job of 25 years for the City of Jacksonville. She was later diagnosed with esophageal Cancer for which she had to undergo more chemotherapy and radiation to continue fighting for her life. Now, after it began more than 10 years ago, the Cancer has returned with a vengeance having attacked her Breast again, and now her spine and pelvis. This lady has fought the good fight but it seems to be taking its toll as she has recently been placed in Hospice care in Orange Park, Fl. This lady is Sandra Smith, my Mother-in-Law, and matriarch of the Smith Family that includes her Husband of 50 years Dean, Daughter and my wife of 30 years Yvette, and her son Troy. Please join me in congratulating Sandra Smith for being our Herbies Hero.