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Brianna Wukawitz (left) is asking her cousin, Jessica Schmidt, to help share her story about fighting leukemia during the 2012 Relay For Life of South Washington County. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Cottage Grove's Wukawitz is honorary survivor for Relay For Life of South Washington County

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Brianna Wukawitz's fight against leukemia gave her two perspectives she wants to share with others.

First, the 15-year-old said, people shouldn't dwell over small matters. Things could be much worse.


"People have it a lot harder," Wukawitz said.

Yet her own cancer battle also taught her not to assume the worst: "I want people to know that things can change fast."

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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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