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Woodbury resident Steve Brennan and Woodbury High School graduate Jenny Burow were both diagnosed with cancer in June 2012. A benefit for Burow is scheduled for May 4 in White Bear Lake, where she now lives.

Hope floats: Woodbury native, stepfather tackle cancer together

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When a Woodbury man was diagnosed with lung cancer last June, his stepdaughter, Jenny Burow, made preparations to help him through the experience.


What Burow didn't see coming, however, was that she'd soon be joining her stepfather, Steve Brennan, on a parallel journey.

Burow, a Woodbury native, knew she'd be helping Brennan to and from appointments. But before she could, she needed to see the doctor to have a pain in her leg checked out.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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