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Survivor strong

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on May 5, 2013 1:50 AM

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Tiffany Hill shows off her senior project -- a report on lung cancer. She knows the disease well, having battled it when she was just 6 years old.

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In this photo, taken in 2000, Tiffany is prepped for lung surgery at UNC Hospitals.

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Holly, Tiffany and Doug Hill are among the thousands expected to attend Relay For Life this weekend at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Tiffany, 19, was diagnosed with lung cancer -- and had the majority of one of her lungs removed -- at just 6 years old.

A teenage girl breaks down when, after flipping through a scrapbook she created for a school project, she reaches the page dedicated to friends and family members she has lost to cancer. "That's my hero -- my Grandma Baker," she...

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