Seckel and her sister are close.
“It was a shock. I guess you always think it happens to somebody else but it never happens to you or someone close to you,” Schmid said. “Once you get over the shock, then it’s this is the hands we’re dealt, now we have to play our cards.”
Seckel’s husband, Carl, agreed it was scary in the beginning. Now, he said he feels more positive.
“They say that word cancer, and it kind of goes through your mind, you know, what’s going to happen,” Carl said. “It’s been pretty smooth with everything we’ve done here in Columbus.”
He was also optimistic in the beginning the cancer was caught so early, especially since his wife had been doing everything she was supposed to be doing.