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Brooke Sazama, 12, models Monday in Fargo's Lindenwood Park for photographers Kari Barchenger of Memories Forever Photography and Brian Walker of Cherie's Photography as part of a fashion shoot to build her self-esteem. Several local photographers and a model helped Brooke build her portfolio. (Michael Vosburg/The Forum)

Camera Ready: Photo shoot helps boost girl's self-esteem

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FARGO - Brooke Sazama was 3 when a dog bit her in the face.

The Moorhead girl is now 12, and unless you're looking for it, you might not notice the scar on her cheek.


But some of her classmates have.

"They call her 'Scar Face,' " said Stephanie Sazama, Brooke's mom.

She said children call her daughter other names, too, which would be hard enough.

But the sixth-grader is dealing with some tough things right now, including a relative's health problems.

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