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The miracle that is Jessica Breland

Five years after Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosis, former UNC star back at her best

Originally Published: June 18, 2014
By Melissa Isaacson | espnW.com

DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Sylvia Hatchell walked into Carmichael Arena and saw a runaway Jessica Breland charging toward her.

Stopping just short of running over her former coach, Breland, who had not seen Hatchell since the previous summer, asked, "Can I touch you?" Given the go-ahead, she picked up Hatchell and swung her around.

The fact that Breland, a starter for the Chicago Sky, could sprint across a gym last April and lift a grown woman was not lost on ...

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