A San Antonio woman’s swashbuckling response to brain cancer
By Richard A. Marini
July 26, 2017

Photo: Tom Reel /San Antonio Express-News

Anna Marie Lopez (right) fences against opponent James Murphy as she works out at the San Antonio Phoenix Fencers’ Club. After surgery to remove a brain tumor left her with multiple medical issues, she took up fencing to return “strength and courage” to her life.
Anna Marie Lopez credits both fencing and the woman who rear-ended her car with saving her life