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Having completed her intensive chemotherapy treatment for leukemia, Brianna Wukawitz has returned to the soccer field as a referee for youth games. The 14-year-old's family and friends created three teams - "Brianna's Beasts" - to participate in the upcoming Relay for Life of South Washington County. Submitted photo

Cottage Grove girl's leukemia fight inspires Relay for Life participation

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After Brianna Wukawitz started treatment for her leukemia, the teenager's family decided to organize a team for this year's Relay for Life of South Washington County.


They planned a team of family and some friends. Then Brianna's eighth-grade classmates and soccer teammates wanted to join.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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