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Peggy Ullrich and her daughter Becky Kaiser talk Wednesday while Ullrich receives chemotherapy at the Roger Maris Cancer Center at Sanford Hospital in Fargo. They are both undergoing chemotherapy at the same time. FORUM NEWS SERVICE/Michael Vosberg

Mother, daughter fighting cancer battle together

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This is not the mother-daughter bonding experience that Peggy Ullrich and Becky Kaiser would have chosen.

But this mother and daughter pair find themselves drawn together in a joint battle against cancer.


The saga began in June, when Ullrich had a growth the size of a football removed. Surprisingly, given its large size, the mass wasn’t malignant.

“So I was on cloud nine,” the Lake Park woman said.

Her reprieve was short-lived.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to