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Ashley Boesel, a second-grader at Pullman Elementary School in St. Paul Park, signs "Favorites: A Different Kind of Cookbook" during a recent book signing for the cookbook featuring recipes from children with cancer. Bulletin photo by Judy Spooner

Recipes for hope: South Washington County children with cancer contribute to cookbook

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When Melissa Abdouch gets an idea to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, just get on board because she'll make that dream come true. In the process of raising money for the society over 20 years, she's also made dreams come true for others.


Eight months ago Abdouch and her friend Kris Getzie got an idea for a cookbook featuring the stories and favorite food recipes of children fighting cancer.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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