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Teen overcomes cancer, gets year-round Christmas room


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COLUMBUS, Ind. — Four years ago, Chaleece Leckron lay in a coma and nearly died from spinal meningitis. This past year, the 16-year-old Columbus East High School junior was diagnosed with cancer.

Monday, she stood in a totally revamped room of her family's Sixth Street Columbus home and acknowledged that she felt more alive than ever.

She stood amid five brightly decorated Christmas trees, new furniture, a new television, a dozen bags of Christmas gifts from Macy's department store, and a sleighful of wrapped presents for her and her family.

Please read Thursday's edition of The Republic for more details.

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