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Published February 21, 2013, 06:00 PM

ShareHouse executive director battling bladder cancer

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo man who has devoted his life to helping those battling addiction is now fighting a battle of his own.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A Fargo man who has devoted his life to helping those battling addiction is now fighting a battle of his own.

Bill Lopez, executive director of ShareHouse and Sister's Path was diagnosed with bladder cancer more than a year ago.

He's changed thousands of lives at ShareHouse, a nonprofit dedicated to providing chemical dependency treatment.

He says he's thankful for the community support during this difficult time.

Bill Lopez, ShareHouse/Sister’s Path Exec. Dir.: “There's definitely a correlation there that I see now, in a sense that now that I am the one that has a disease, folks are reaching out to me now and lifting me up and encouraging me as well.”

To help cover some of Lopez's medical costs, friends and family are hosting a benefit right now at the Ramada.

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