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Yorktown News Staff Member Honored By Arthritis Foundation

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Nancy Sorbella is an account executive with Halston Media, the parent company of this newspaper. Credits: Tabitha Pearson Marshall
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Yorktown, N.Y.-One thing you’ll never hear cross Nancy Sorbella’s lips is the cry “Uncle!”

A deep reserve of determination has seen the Kent mother of three through many a challenge, among the most painful of which has been osteoarthritis.

To look at her, with her strawberry blond bangs and updo, rectangular black glasses and high-energy aura, you wouldn’t guess she suffers from the condition--and that’s exactly how she both wants and likes it.

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“Living with any chronic condition and not telling anyone is one option, but leading by example, and in my case in particular, sharing what I do to face my arthritis head-on and not limit me is another.”

This is what Sorbella plans to say to those who gather at SUNY Purchase College on Dec. 9 for the Westchester County Arthritis Foundation’s annual Jingle Bell Run as its designated Adult Honoree.

Arthritis, it seems, has been a kind of black sheep in Sorbella’s family. Her grandmother, who died at age 95, suffered from it. Her mother, now “a robust 89,” continues to suffer from it. And even before Sorbella could pronounce the condition, she saw her mother knocking on doors to solicit donations to further its research efforts and had learned, because it can be hereditary, that she, too, could one day be affected by it.

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