Valley woman with cancer receives gift for helping others

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Reba Mason is giving back while fighting breast cancer. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Reba Mason is giving back while fighting breast cancer. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
Fresh Coat painters painted Mason's house for free. (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Fresh Coat painters painted Mason's house for free. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
SURPRISE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A Valley woman dedicated to taking care of others received a big thank you on Monday for all that she's done.

Reba Mason was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and found out it metastasized in 2014.

"I don't consider mine terminal," Mason said. "I consider it a chronic disease."

Since then, she has chosen to spend what time she has left raising money to help women who are in need to get free 3D mammograms. The program is called "Reba's Vision."

Mason is also involved in a program called "Basket of Hope," which helps cancer patients once they're diagnosed. She has raised nearly $60,000 through her hard work.

"I'm just so blessed and I was like,'There's God working again in so many mysterious ways,'" Mason said.

So to say thank you, Fresh Coat painters is painting it forward.

They painted the entire interior of Mason's home in Sun City Grand for free as a way to say thank you for her generosity.

"I just knew her passion for life was as strong as anybody I've ever met," J.T. Trainor with Fresh Coat Painters said.

"Seeing this come true, I still can't believe it," Mason said. "I'm still shaking my head saying, "Okay, I'm going to wake up. I'm asleep. I'm going to wake up and they're not going to be here."

It's a small token of gratitude for a woman who is in the fight of her life and also helping those around her.

"It takes my words away sometimes," Trainor said. "It's difficult to understand how somebody can go through that and then give everything back."

"I want them to see that you can have a good life," Mason said. "I will never quit fighting."

For more information, you can visit rebasvision.com.

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