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Clay County deputy battling breast cancer gets special visit

Junior deputy brings flowers, treats to Deputy Cortney Altstatt

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CLAY COUNTY, Fla. – A Clay County junior deputy paid a special visit recently to a deputy recovering from breast cancer.

Deputy Cortney Altstatt, 27, has openly shared her journey through chemotherapy treatments, a double mastectomy, other surgeries and radiation therapy.

She was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer after finding a lump during a self-breast exam last year.

The Sheriff's Office said Altstatt is on her way to healing and got a helping hand, some flowers and a smile from a junior deputy during a recent visit.

(He also brought along some doughnuts!)

"You all have been following her journey through cancer survival, surgeries and serious treatments -- to which we are beyond amazed at your support," the Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook.

RELATED: Clay County deputy diagnosed with cancer battles disease head-on

A GoFundMe page has been set up for anyone wishing to help the Altstatt family.


Detention Deputy Cortney Altstatt is on the way to healing. You all have been following her journey through cancer...

Posted by Clay County Sheriff's Office, Florida on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.