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School Releases Balloons In Honor Of Student Who Died Of Cancer

A high school student who lost her battle with brain cancer was honored Thursday for her bravery. Weeks after Rachel Woell’s death, teachers and students at Minneapolis’ St. Charles Borromeo School held a balloon release in her honor. We first shared Rachel’s story with you this fall. The 18-year-old student at Totino-Grace High School captured the spirit of her football team, for which she worked as the team manager.

10/30/2014

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Good Question: How Does Doctor-Assisted Suicide Work?

A 29-year-old woman with terminal brain cancer has decided to end her own life on Nov. 1, two days after her husband’s birthday. Brittany Maynard’s doctors told her she only has months to live and that her natural death would be very painful.

10/08/2014

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Totino-Grace Mourns Football Manager, 18, Who Died Of Brain Cancer

Rachel Woell passed away Friday night, after leaving the football game at half-time.

09/29/2014

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Totino-Grace Student Suffering From Brain Cancer Dies

Totino-Grace High School student Rhacel Woell passed away Friday evening. Woell’s parents posted news of her passing on her CaringBridge page Saturday morning.

09/27/2014

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Somali Charter School Helps Kindergartner Fighting Cancer

Brain cancer at any age is a frightening, life-altering challenge. So it’s impossible to imagine what it must be like getting the news as parents of a kindergartner.

03/06/2014

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Health Watch: Brain Cancer Drug May Help Alzheimer’s Patients

A drug used to treat cancer may someday offer hope for patients living with Alzheimer’s disease.

03/26/2013

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Santa Visits Boy Fighting Brain Cancer At HCMC

Christmas is just over a week away, but Santa was in town to make an early stop at HCMC. He paid a special visit to a little boy fighting brain cancer.

12/17/2012

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Teen Battling Cancer Reaches Out To Others Diagnosed

It’s an inspirational story of a Minnesota teen who started a program to award trophies to children who have completed cancer treatment.

11/07/2011

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Photographers’ Daughter Who Fought Cancer Dies

A Minneapolis girl who captured the hearts of both WCCO viewers and staff has passed away.

09/21/2011

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2 Brain Cancer Patients Meet After Promising Treatment

The University of Minnesota brought together a couple of brain cancer patients with very similar stories, but with one major difference. John Huls is a man and Piper is a Golden Retriever.

09/19/2011

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Good Question: Does Using Your Cell Phone Cause Cancer?

When an arm of the World Health Organization put cell phones on its list of possible carcinogens, it’s hard to not take notice. Frankly, since the first brick cell phones showed up more than twenty years ago, there have been questions about whether those phones could cause cancer. So, how dangerous are they, really?

05/31/2011

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Students Sell ‘Thinking Of Gracie’ Bracelets To Help Girl With Cancer

It was last month when we first were introduced to 8-year-old Gracie Flores, a young girl with brain cancer. On Thursday, Gracie’s cousin worked with other seventh graders to raise money, selling “Thinking of Gracie” bracelets.

04/21/2011

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Good News For Gracie Joles, The Young Girl With Brain Cancer

A Minneapolis girl, who has inspired many since WCCO told her story earlier this month, has some good news.

03/15/2011

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Boy, 9, With Brain Cancer Honored By Fire Department

It’s practically every little boy’s dream — to be a firefighter. The childhood wish realized for a Forest Lake boy, who has had his share of hardship in his nine short years of life.

02/05/2011

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Minn. Mother Loses Husband While Son Fights Cancer

For months, a Forest Lake family have battled for their son’s health. Now, it’s a new battle this family is in that is almost too much to bear.

12/02/2010

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