A fundraiser will be held on Jan. 27 at Bolos restaurant to support the family of Amanda Cohen, a local woman who received a terminal cancer diagnosis earlier this month.
Hugging your child, noticing a sunrise, smiling at people walking by — as long as you remember to look around, there is something beautiful on the other side of darkness, Amanda Cohen said.
“You think there’s no way that there could be anything beautiful in something so dark,” said Cohen. “But what I found is that there is so much beauty, and in fact, it’s almost even more intensely beautiful when you’re walking through something as terrifying and as dark as what I’ve been through over the past five years.”
A Brunswick resident, mother and elementary school teacher, Cohen, 50, was first diagnosed with cancer in 2017.
Over the course of a five-year battle, she beat it twice.