If we were to snap a picture of the hardships Latina women face when diagnosed with breast cancer, Sandra Vergara-Duarte would be that picture.
She spent her life serving the Midlands as a West Columbia Police Officer and community liaison, but had to retire when her breast cancer got worse.
As one of the first Latinas in law enforcement, she helped give voice to a community that didn't have one at the time. “I loved my job." said Vergara-Duarte. "I didn’t want to retire. I loved helping people, I loved being there I loved doing all the programs we did to help needy families, I loved that! Right now I miss that." READ MORE AT WLTX 19