LEUKEMIA

Local Woman Hosts Fundraiser for Boy Fighting Cancer

Grantley Johnson is battling Leukemia for the second time

FARGO, N.D. — Just days before his seventh birthday, Grantley Johnson learned that his cancer had returned. His story has reached many but resonated strongly with Mara Dokukin.  Being a type I diabetic herself, Mara says she spent a lot of time in and out of the hospital as a child.  She says she knows how lonely it can feel…

Grantley Johnson to Celebrate 7th Birthday as He Battles Cancer for the Second Time

He was first diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia last year

FARGO, N.D. –In October, we brought you the story of Grantley Johnson, a six-year-old who battled leukemia. He’s celebrating his seventh birthday on July 11. He loves sports and superheroes, and just like those superheroes, he’s quite a warrior. Grantley was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia in April of last year. He beat it once, but unfortunately now…

Holiday Blood Drive: One West Fargo Couple’s Story About Giving and Receiving

As a constant supporter and right hand, Tim decided he has more than enough blood and platelets to help others

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Medical experts say blood donations are in higher demand during the holiday season and one man is doing his part to make a difference. Donating blood two to three times a year was routine for Tim Mehl. “But in 2013 it became more personal…we spent a lot of time in the hospital befriending people that had…

Community Rallies Behind 6-Year-Old Boy Fighting Rare Form of Leukemia

A benefit for him included a silent auction, bake sale, and other activities

FARGO, N.D. — The community is rallying behind a 6–year–old who’s fighting for his life. Six months ago, Grantley Johnson was diagnosed with acute myeloblastic leukemia, which is rare in children. “You don’t know what to say, you don’t know what to think, it completely turns everything upside down and everything you thought was going to happen, it’s not there anymore,”…

People Support Cass County Deputy Battling Leukemia

Deputy Shawn Getz has been unable to work for the Cass County Sheriff's Office since his diagnosis in January

WEST FARGO, N.D. — People are showing their support for a Cass County Sheriff’s deputy battling cancer. Shawn Getz has been fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia since January, and has been unable to work. People attended a benefit honoring Getz that featured a dinner, silent auction, and raffle. His fellow officers jumped at the chance to help Getz, who has served the…

Former Becker County Inmate Sued Over Alleged Mistreatment

Kyle Rusness of Detroit Lakes filed a $3 million federal lawsuit against Becker County

BECKER COUNTY, Minn. — A former Becker County jail inmate claims his civil rights were violated when he was denied medical attention for leukemia. An attorney for 35-year-old Kyle Rusness of Detroit Lakes filed a $3 million federal lawsuit against Becker County and eight employees, including Sheriff Todd Glander. The complaint says Rusness was “near death” when he was taken…