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Battling cancer with true grit

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Feeling good isn't something Lt. Col. Mark Weber has done a lot of lately. Battling stage four neuroendocrine cancer has taken a lot out him.

But sitting in his favorite chair, he bought with money from doing a tour in Iraq a few years ago, a smile crept up on his face as he quoted Rooster Cogburn from the movie True Grit.

"Fill your hands you son of a bitch," Weber said with a laugh.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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