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July 19th, 2013
11:36 AM ET

Zoraida Shares her Journey with Breast Cancer

Zoraida Sambolin, anchor of "Early Start," is documenting her journey with breast cancer – including a double mastectomy surgery.

She  caught up with "New Day" to update viewers on her experience thus far. Sambolin says that her prognosis is "excellent" and cancer "has been a blessing."

"When you go back and you look at that and you see your son and you see the suffering that my whole family went through, it's kind of difficult," Sambolin says.

"The road is great. I'm in the middle of reconstruction right now. And that's going really well," She adds. "You know, I've got some decisions to make whether or not I'll go on tamoxifin, it’s an invasive cancer on the left side, so I’ve got to really do a little bit more research and figure out whether that's the next step for me."

Filed under: Breast cancer • Family • Health • Women
July 15th, 2013
06:30 AM ET

Martin's family speaks out on verdict – John Zarrella reports

Demonstrators rallied across the country after former neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was acquitted Saturday of murder, and manslaughter, in the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

Martin's relatives spoke out on the verdict as well, but their message was one of healing. CNN’s John Zarrella has more on their response.

“The message from Lesha Felton, Trayvon Martin's cousin was clear, direct,” Zarrella reports.

"We don't want this to happen to anyone else again no reason this happens to any other families,” Felton said. “No one should have to go through this."

At Sunday’s service at the church where Martin’s family are members but were not in attendance, "there were certainly feelings of hurt, sadness, disappointment amongst the congregation, anger too,” Zarrella says. “But the bottom line, church members say everyone now must move on.”

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Filed under: Family • Trayvon Martin • Verdict • Zimmerman trial