Cancer battle steels mom-daughter ties

Search for bone-marrow match tempers woman’s will to survive

Posted: December 17, 2012 at 4:24 a.m.

A year after Leslie Harris was diagnosed with and treated for leukemia, she now has the strength to keep up with her son, Ayden.

Last in a series. Stiff and sore, Rhonda Harris awoke in a narrow hospital bed, still wearing her clothes from the day before.

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I enjoyed reading this article. I hope a doner is found soon for Leslie.

Posted by: WesArlene

December 17, 2012 at 8:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )