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Connor Cosgrove’s Final Chemo Treatment Is The Start Of Something Greater

A little over a week ago, Gopher football player Connor Cosgrove walked out of Amplatz Children’s Hospital cancer-free.

12/25/2013

Fund Set Up For Family Of 1st Somali-American Elected To Public Office In Minn.

A memorial fund has been set up for the family of Hussein Samatar, the first Somali elected to public office in Minnesota, who passed away over the weekend after a long struggle with leukemia.

08/29/2013

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1st Somali-American To Hold Public Office In MN Dies

A Minneapolis school board member who was celebrated for breaking barriers has passed away. Hussein Samatar died Sunday at the age of 45 from complications with his battle with leukemia.

08/25/2013

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After Passing Away, Teen Lights Up Scoreboard Again

A St. Louis Park teenager who died after a battle with leukemia is being remembered in a very special way. Eighteen-year-old Derrick Keller was a stand-out high school baseball player and was offered a scholarship to Southwest Minnesota State University. But before he could go to college, he was diagnosed with leukemia and passed away last summe

05/23/2013

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MN WR Wins Award For Never Saying No To Leukemia

In 2010, Gophers wide receiver Connor Cosgrove was diagnosed with leukemia. It was a diagnosis that changed his life, but in a way that he’s working hard to make is for the better.

04/26/2013

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Family With Both Parents Battling Cancer Thankful For Support

An Eden Prairie family is asking for the gift of health this holiday, after both parents started treatment for cancer on the same day.

12/21/2012

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Gophers Showing Support For Teammate By Shaving Heads For Good

Golden Gophers football team players are showing support of teammate Connor Cosgrove by joining him in shaving their heads Monday — raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer.

10/28/2012

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Dad Carries The Weight For Daughter Battling Leukemia

The coincidence of the date was too good to pass up. Justin Grimm of St. Louis Park signed up to participate in “The Big Climb,” a fundraising effort for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Minnesota.

04/20/2012

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Teammates Rally For Former Gopher Diagnosed With Leukemia

Eight months ago, a former Minnesota Gopher athlete got the shock of his life. Rob Smith learned he has an aggressive cancer.

04/17/2012

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Cord Blood Treatment May Fulfill Baseballer’s Dreams

He was set to go to college last fall and play baseball, but leukemia changed that. Now, an 18-year-old man is part of the first-of-its-kind treatment that may allow him to fulfill his dream.

03/08/2012

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Shortage Of Drugs For Kids With Leukemia Averted

A potential shortage of medication intended for children with Leukemia has apparently been averted.

02/16/2012

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Girl Invents ‘Port Shirt’ To Help Sister With Leukemia

Looking out for your younger sister or brother is a natural thing. But a Cottage Grove girl did something that made life a whole lot easier for her younger sister.

05/18/2011

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Student Fighting Leukemia Crowned Homecoming King

Expectations are high at Eden Prairie and results follow. Last year the team played in the state championship. Two years ago, they won it. They don’t really need extra motivation, but this year they have it. It comes from a football player who can’t take the field this year, but everyone knows and respects #99.

10/01/2010