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Brian Nelson survived an aggressive form of cancer and medical issues associated with it. He now volunteers at St.Mary's. Photo by - Brian Basham

Free of cancer, he helps sooth new patients

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26-year-old Brian Nelson remembers the summers he spent at his father's lake cabin on Lake Melissa ... some of them admittedly partying.


"Yeah, our neighbors didn't appreciate that very much," the California native smiled, talking fondly of his time in Detroit Lakes.

Nelson is back living in that lake home for a while, but these days, his extracurricular has a much softer, stronger purpose. He's here to coach.

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