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NCAA.com | November 30, 2014

‘Every day is a blessing’

  "I don't take days for granted anymore," Nikki McCray-Penson said.

South Carolina assistant coach Nikki McCray-Penson publicly announced last January that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her doctors have since told her that the cancer is in remission, but McCray-Penson is still fighting the disease, albeit in a much different way.

South Carolina Athletics recently sat down with the basketball coach to discuss her mindset throughout her treatment, how the South Carolina women's basketball team supported her and what the anniversary of her diagnosis means to her.

"Every year is a blessing -- every day is a blessing," McCray-Penson said. "I don't take days for granted anymore."

Check out the link below for the full video interview.

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