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Carmen Nunez holds a white piece of gauze with a heart shaped bloodstain Tuesday. Nunez was diagnosed with breast cancer three weeks ago and had surgery Friday to have the cancerous mass removed. When she removed the white gauze where the IV was, she said she found a heart made of dark-red blood and immediately thought of her prayers. "I was praying to the Sacred Heart of Jesus," she said.