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Childhood cancer survivor Marti Wermager of Detroit Lakes will be the torchbearer for the annual Becker County Relay for Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society, on June 18-19 at Detroit Lakes High School.

Relay torchbearer's story 'a miracle of modern medicine, and the grace of god'

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At the time that Marti Wermager was first diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (known as ALL), she was just 5 years old.

She was also given a mere 1 percent chance of survival. Almost four decades later, Marti has not only survived, she has thrived.

"I'm considered a long-term survivor of the disease," she said.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers and editor of MN Boomers magazine for the past 13 years. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 847-3151
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