"This wasn't how I planned on ending my career," she said.
"That says it all," said Duso's sister, Cynthia Trudo-Hamilton, as she looked at her sister's T-shirt. "She's a testament to faith and love. That's why she's still here today."
This Saturday, April 24, Duso will be surrounded by people she loves as a benefit is held for her at Gilligan's Getaway, 7160 State Route 9, Plattsburgh, from 12-6 p.m. The event will consist of food, games, raffles, auctions and face painting for children. Performances by local bands Angry Neighbors, Nite Train, Jay Walken Band, The Mongrels, The Four Fathers, and Steve Borst will round out the event.
Admission will be $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 and older and free for children younger than 3.
Donations are being accepted for the auctions and raffles. Those interested in making a donation or more information may contact Trudo-Hamilton at 335-4437.