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Gena is a southern beauty from North Carolina who loves fashion and dreams of being an elementary school teacher. But last year—her freshman year in college—Gena noticed a lump in her neck. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare and deadly form of cancer. Gena's spunkiness encouraged her family through painful chemotherapy treatments, but there were times of overwhelming sadness. "When she lost her hair," Gena's sister Kesha says, "It was hard. It was hard watching her struggle."

After six months of chemo and three months of radiation, Gena has finally completed her treatment. Kesha says that nobody deserves a red carpet makeover more than her brave sister.
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Published on February 25, 2005

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