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Bird Island Community ‘Jams The Gym’ To Raise Money For Sick Children

The community of Bird Island celebrated a teenager who was taken too soon Saturday night. Tim Orth learned he had a brain tumor at age 16. A little more than a year later, he died.

03/29/2014

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Make-A-Wish Sends Rochester Teen With Brain Tumor To Paris

When our neighbors need a hand, Minnesotans always seem to be there to help. So on Tuesday, we’re proud to tell you about Accomplish Minnesota. It’s a way for all of us to get involved in the community we care so much about through a program called Wishes in Flight.

03/25/2014

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‘Shannon The Cannon’ Lifts Girls’ Hockey Team

You hear all the time in sports about people who face adversity and use it to inspire others. This time is no different. In Rochester, everyone has heard of the player known as “Shannon the Cannon.”

01/27/2014

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Twins Give Thrill To Boy Who Lost Dad To Cancer

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An 8-year-old boy celebrated a special Father’s Day at Target Field Friday afternoon. Tyson Hill was just 3 when he lost his father to a brain tumor. His grandmother, Barb Probst, reached […]

06/14/2013

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Boy Battling ‘Bully’ Brain Tumor Lives Marine Biology Dreams

A Twin Cities boy who’s dealing with a life-threatening brain tumor is getting the chance to live his dream of becoming a marine biologist.

04/13/2013

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Wolves Bring 1 Lucky Teenager On A Road Trip

If there’s a teenager who deserves a chance to get away for a day or two, it’s 16-year-old Cody Metz of Lakeville.

01/08/2013

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St. Michael Boy Takes Ride Of A Lifetime

A St. Michael boy – in the fight of his life against cancer – got to live out a dream on Saturday. Eleven-year-old Tyler Purohit was diagnosed with brain cancer in February. And after weeks of chemo and radiation – it was time for him to cut loose.

11/17/2012

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Lynx COO Comes Full Circle After Battling Brain Tumor

Tuesday’s WNBA title celebration was a special one for a certain Minnesota Lynx employee: Conrad Smith, a man who has worked for several franchises in town.

10/11/2011

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Successful Cancer Trial In Dogs Helping To Save Teen

Two years ago a dog named Batman made a fairly miraculous recovery from a killer cancer. What doctors learned from Batman is now showing real promise at helping save people.

08/18/2011

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Metro Teacher, Coach Loses Fight With Brain Tumor

In 2004, a legend in the Bloomington gymnastics community was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Paul Wright succumbed to that fight earlier this week after seven years.

06/15/2011

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Vet Charged With DWI Has ‘Undiagnosed’ Brain Tumor

A Plymouth, Minn. Vietnam veteran says an undiagnosed brain tumor caused by exposure to the Agent Orange herbicide triggered a seizure that caused him to go through a red light and crash into another vehicle, injuring the driver.

01/11/2011

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Favre Wears Towel To Honor Sick Child

Brett Favre had some inspiration during his surprise return to the field on Monday night.

12/21/2010