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Kim Warneke snuggles at home with her best animal friend, Riley. Her themed T-shirt, designed by 16-year-old cousin Abby Andrle, a River Falls High School junior, says more on the back, including: "When the world says give up, hope whispers, 'Try it one more time.'" As she battles cancer a second time, Warneke takes those words to heart. Photo by Phil Pfuehler

Hudson Prairie Elementary teacher has hope born of courage

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How would you react if told your cancer is back?

What would you do when that fateful news comes hours before you're to join your team for the Survivors Walk at the annual Relay For Life?


"At first it was so hard to decide. I did not want to have to deal with cancer again -- and to fight it," said 46-year-old Kim Warneke, a River Falls resident who teaches third grade at Hudson Prairie Elementary School.

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