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Faith Kearns, center, was diagnosed with leukemia in June.

Ducking cancer


Faith Kearns was diagnosed with Leukemia at 7 1/2 years old. She had been lethargic and sickly for several weeks when her parents took her to the doctor. The doctor ran a blood test and the results were alarming. She was admitted to the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital later that day.

"We were thinking mono," said Tom Kearns, Faith's dad.

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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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