Parker County Today December 2017 - Page 8

our cover: BATTLING CANCER Amanda Stevens: Surviving Beautifully Young horse trainer battles rare, aggressive breast cancer By MARSHA BROWN Photos BY MEGAN PARKS T 6 o all appearances Amanda Paytas Stevens has always lived a charmed life. She’s beautiful, smart and talented. She has two adorable chil- dren, she’s married to a handsome horse trainer that obviously adores her and they live on their lovely ranch in a peaceful setting, and they’re both pursuing their dream careers.  But, looks can be deceiving.