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She beat cancer, and her doctor sent her to Disney World

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Hayley Hattaway and her mom, Tina, spent a week at Disney World, compliments of Hayley’s oncologist, Dr. Aasim Sehbai.

About this time last year, Hayley Hattaway, a 24-year-old Oxford resident and Walmart employee, was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer. Despite the diagnosis, she maintained an upbeat outlook. “I’ve always had a positive attitude,” she said. “I wanted to fight and was determined to beat it.” 

She set a goal for herself. Once she was cancer-free, she wanted to go to “the happiest place on Earth” — Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. “I told myself if I could just push through another treatment, I was that much closer to going,” she said.


Hayley brought back souvenirs for Dr. Sehbai and the staff of the Alabama Cancer Care Center.