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St. Jude Patient Pierce Parker

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Saint Jude patient Pierce Parker is back in the hospital. Earlier this week he was admitted back to St. Jude to have surgery to remove a tumor in the lower part of his left lung. Earlier this year Pierce was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that's so rare doctors don't have a name for it. Pierce's left had to be amputated to keep the cancer from spreading to the rest of his body. Pierce is looking to one day walk without his crutches and possibly use his prosthetic leg more. "Helping me through this amputation with physical therapy and everything is knowing that one day I will be able to walk, I can get rid of the crutches and be normal and no one will notice that I don't have a leg," Pierce said. Pierce is one of the many local children you help every time you buy a KTBS Three St. Jude Dream Home ticket. The hospital is able to treat children for free because of your donations. The tickets are one hundred dollars each.

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