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Radiothon to raise funds for Cure Kids Cancer

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

EDGERTON — Some people can rattle off important dates in their life — birthdates of their children, wedding anniversaries or the anniversary of a parent’s death.
For Jill and Michael Fennema of Edgerton, the dates of Aug. 21 and Aug. 28, 2007,…continue reading on

An ‘accidental’ discovery

April 30, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Brady Lind of Alexandria is your typical 9-year-old rough-and- tumble boy. He loves hockey and baseball and playing with his brothers Evan, 12, and Caleb, 7.
That’s why his parents, Scott and Linda, weren’t surprised when he ended up with a possible fracture in his elbow. Continue Reading

Black bone marrow donors needed

July 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Among the 10,000 people in the U.S. diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or other life-threatening blood illnesses each year, black people have the lowest chance of finding a donor for a bone marrow transplant. Continue Reading

Leukemia diagnosis leads family to fund raise

June 18, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Heckenlaible is Honorary Chair at Friday’s Relay for Life
WORTHINGTON Heidi Heckenlaible has never attended a Relay for Life event, but this year she will not only be there surrounded by her family and friends, she will be the guest of honor. Continue Reading

Dickinson native racing across America for higher purpose: Brandon Sickler, once diagnosed with leukemia, takes on 3,000-mile ride

June 15, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Dickinson native Brandon Sickler, 29, had four minutes to talk before being called to a planning meeting of “A Race Across America” in Oceanside, Calif. Continue Reading

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Petersburg Girl Keeps Best Friend’s Spirit Alive in Fight for a Cure

January 25, 2012 in WDAZ

PETERSBURG, ND (WDAZ-TV) – A year after a 14-year-old Grand Forks girl dies of Leukemia, her best friend keeps her memory alive fighting for a cure. Continue Reading

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A Special Tree To Remember A Very Brave Girl

November 29, 2011 in WDAZ

GRAND FORKS, ND (WDAZ-TV) – A Grand Forks family remembers a loved one during the holidays. Each year, they decorate a tree in Columbia Mall. Taylor Vossekuil passed away in 2007 of Leukemia. Continue Reading

Agent Orange: With more diseases tied to use during Vietnam War, bill for veterans’ care skyrockets

November 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Over the past two years, federal officials say, an estimated 10,000 more veterans have sought medical compensation for diseases related to Agent Orange, an herbicide that contains a toxic chemical called dioxin.
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U.S. marrow donor program touting 50,000 transplants

November 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The program operates the Be The Match Registry, the Internet registry of potential donors of bone marrow and umbilical cord blood. The transplants help treat diseases, including leukemia and lymphoma.
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Scientists wipe out leukemia in 2 patients with blood cells that hunt cancer

August 11, 2011 in The Daily Republic

NEW YORK (AP) – Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia – turning the patients’ own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells.
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