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February 13, 2017 Russ and Mollie Ford – Surviving together and sharing stories
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By Lindsay Peyton

West Seattle resident Russ Ford has been married to his wife Mollie for 40 years – but he doesn’t take their relationship for granted. He still likes to surprise her from time to time.

And now that Mollie is coping with breast cancer, Russ feels like a little spontaneous joy is just what the doctor ordered.

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On Saturday, Feb.11, he set up a special Valentine’s surprise for Mollie.

When the couple went inside the Starbucks on Admiral to order a cup of coffee, the Seattle SeaChordsmen Chorus was inside, waiting to perform a few love songs for Mollie.

And to share the love with others who might be facing similar medical challenges, Russ hired the Seachordsmen to perform on Valentine’s Day in the lobby at Swedish Hospital.

The couple’s generosity would come as no surprise to friends of the couple. The Fords like to give back – and that is the spirit behind their most recent project, the creation of a web site and online network -- togetherwewillsurvive.com.

Almost a year ago, Mollie found a small lump in her breast.

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