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Dylan Ducek's family in Omaha, Nebraska to support him. (credit: Jane Slater/CBS 11 SPORTS)

Texas College World Series Player A Testament In Perseverance

At the College World Series in Nebraska, a lot of people were surprised when Texas Tech didn’t start their lefty freshman — all-American Dylan Dusek. The teen has been impressive, but the journey to the mound is the inspiring part of his story.

CBSDFW.COM–06/17/2014

LEUKEMIA GIRL

Frisco Student Finalist In Nat’l T-Shirt Design Competition

A teenager in Frisco was selected, from among thousands of entrants, as a finalist in a t-shirt design contest benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

CBSDFW.COM–05/01/2014

Leukemia survivor Miles, 5, dressed as BatKid, and Batman release the San Francisco Giants mascot from the Penguin as part of a Make-A-Wish foundation fulfillment. (credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Philanthropists Pay Bills For Leukemia ‘Batkid’ Fantasy

A California city is being rescued from paying the cost of staging the “Batkid” fantasy that captured the nation’s imagination.

01/20/2014

James Dolan Osborne (credit: Fort Worth Police)

Ex-Con Recieves 60 Years For Beating His Grandmother

A 43-year-old ex-con was sentenced to 60 years in prison on Thursday for beating his 85-year-old grandmother during an all-night drunken rage last year.

09/26/2013

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Former President George H.W. Bush Shaves Head To Encourage Child

Former President George H.W. Bush has shaved his head to show solidarity for the sick child of a Secret Service agent.

07/24/2013

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Stranger Buys A Car For Teenager Battling Cancer

14-year old Hanna Berg is battling leukemia with her mother at her side all the way. Even harder for the family, they didn’t have a car.

CBS 11–12/19/2012

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Five-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Takes Ride Of A Lifetime

A young boy who fights for his life everyday got to take a moment to just — live. Wednesday night, he was taken on the ride of his life.

CBS 11–12/05/2012

(credit: Fricke family)

Cancer Survivor’s Lemonade Stand Helps Other Kids

3 year-old Culter Fricke is now cancer free after a 2 year battle with leukemia. Now, his family is selling lemonade to help other kids fighting the disease.

CBS 11–10/05/2012

Nora Ephron arrives at the special screening of "Julie & Julia" held at Mann Village Theatre on July 28, 2009 in Westwood, California. (credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Filmmaker & Author Nora Ephron Dies At 71

Nora Ephron, the author and filmmaker who challenged and thrived in the male-dominated worlds of movies and journalism, died on Tuesday from a form of leukemia. She was 71.

06/27/2012

Melissa High School students Hailey Helmberger and Kaleb Hurst climbed Fountain Place on Jan. 28, 2012 to battle blood cancers.

Melissa H.S. Juniors Climb 52 Flights To Aid Fight Against Blood Cancer

Melissa High School juniors Haley Helmberger and Kaleb Hurst spent their Saturday morning climbing up 52 flights of stairs to help raise money to fight blood cancers as part of the annual Big D Climb challenge.

01/28/2012

Etta James in 2009. (credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Etta James, Legendary Blues Singer, Dies At 73

Etta James, the R&B singer whose enduring hits include “At Last” and “Tell Mama,” has died at the age of 73.

01/20/2012

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6-Year-Old’s Fight Against Leukemia Warming Hearts Of Frisco

A six-year-old Frisco boy has captured the heart of the community. While battling cancer friends, neighbors, acquaintances and many who don’t even know him have been fighting to pay some of his medical bills.

12/19/2011

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