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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.

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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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