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Cancer fighters: Duncan Russell and Alex Carman

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Duncan Russell, 10, is a fourth grader at Woodland Elementary School in Perryburg. He is being treated for cancer.

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Greetings and well wishes hang Alex Carman's room at Toledo Children's hospital. Alex, who has leukemia, has been in the hospital for nearly two months.

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Duncan Russell, who is being treated for cancer, hangs out with his turtle at his home in Perrysburg.

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Duncan Russell proudly sports one of his hats. After his hair fell out, he and his parents decided to shave his head, however, Duncan prefers to wear a hat.

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Duncan's father Paul Russell, left, often took turns with his wife, Rhonda, spending nights at the hospital with Duncan and home with their other son Ian.

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Artwork and well-wishes from classmates at Woodland Elementary adorn the walls of Duncan Russell's room in his home in Perrysburg.

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A greeting from a Woodland Elementary School classmate, in the form of a leprechaun, hangs in the bedroom of Duncan Russell.

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Alex Carman, 8, participates in an online math lesson via Skype, with the help of his mother, Tosha Carman, from his room at Toledo Children's Hospital.

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Alex Carman, 8, participates in an online math lesson via Skype, from his room at Toledo Children's Hospital.

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Alex Carman, 8, follows an online math lesson from his teacher.

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Alex Carman waves good-bye to his second-grade classmates at Woodland Elementary School after an online math session via Skype. Alex is able to see his classmates and the teacher's smart boards as he keeps up with studies.

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Alex Carman, 8, of Perrysburg, looks out the window of his room at Toledo Children's Hospital. Alex, who has leukemia, has been in the hospital for nearly two months.

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