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Student dies after 2-year cancer battle

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Chico State freshman student, Savana Bowers, died Oct. 29. Photo courtesy of Chico State

Chico State freshman, Savana Bowers, passed away Oct. 29 from cancer.

Bowers withdrew from school in September for medical reasons, according to a campus wide press release. She was 18 and fought cancer for two years. She had two brain surgeries and multiple treatments.

Bowers graduated from Lodi High School and was the 2013 homecoming queen. She was actively involved with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, where she raised thousands of dollars to help pay for her medical costs.

She planned on majoring in Animal Science at Chico State. The university flag will be lowered tomorrow in memory of Bowers.

Students who need support can access the free walk-in services at the Counseling and Wellness Center in Student Services Center, Room 430. The center is open Monday through Friday with walk-in hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Christine Lee can be reached at: [email protected] or @leechris017 on Twitter

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