TRENTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Steffanie Roguski does not wear a cape or have special powers, but to many people in Trenton she is a super hero. When this special lady announced she was battling breast cancer the community decided to repay Steffanie for all her good deeds.
The event coordinator for Support for Steffanie, Patti Leland said this was more than raising money,"It is a show of support for the whole community, showing her that they are behind her. She's not in this alone, not in this with just her family. She's got the entire community and everyone is here to help her out."
Residents piled into the American Legion to show their support. They left notes of encouragement, donated to the cause and many wore a yellow bracelet with the words 'Here to Live' a tribute to Steffanie.
"She has the most positive attitude I think I have ever seen. She's just not going to let it get her down," said Leland.
As Steffanie Roguski said, "You have cancer. Cancer doesn't have you. You just always have to remember that you are you and it's a battle that you have to get through and positive is the way to do it."
Steffanie made sure she was at the event to thank everyone in the community and let them know she is doing better.
"It's important for me to come out and see this because these are all the people who have gotten me past these past few difficult months...I don't know what I would of done without everybody that I have had supporting me," said Roguski.
The Trenton school secretary admitted she is not used to the lime light and would rather help others than receive help. Friends and family, however, argue that her actions and willingness to help is what draws all the attention.
Student and family friend, Cassidy Parady, said,"Her smile just lights up the room. She lost her hair through chemotheraphy and I just think she looks beautiful. She's just a beautiful person inside and out. I'm just so glad she was here for me and everyone in this community and now we are here for her."
As for Steffanie, she was shocked by how many people came out to support her.
"When you go through life you don't think that you're touching people, but you are. I mean I look around today and I can't believe the people that are here and how many people that I have touched. They don't realize they have all done the same to me...In life you have to be good to people around you and it comes back to you when you least expect it and when you most need it," said Roguski.
Last week she finished her final round of chemotherapy. She will need to take medication for another year, but doctors are hopeful that the cancer is gone.
A bank account has been set up in her name at The Bar Harbor Bank and Trust. Donations can be sent to Support for Steffanie P.O. Box 269, Ellsworth, ME 04605. People can also stop by any Bar Harbor Bank and Trust branch and mention the name to make a donation.