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Tara & Sara Kubena

Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at ages two and three

Twins Tara and Sara Kubena began life with a unique bond. Not only did they arrive in the world together, but by 2001, as toddlers, both would be diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, a disease that causes immature white blood cells to continually multiply. After two-and-a-half years of treatment, Sara remained in remission, while Tara required a bone-marrow transplant in October of 2005. Today, both are active in sports and eyeing high school in the near future. Tara and Sara were also bonded by what they experienced at The Children’s Grand Adventure in 2009. For Sara, the rumble and spray of Old Faithful resonates. While for Tara, the simple pleasure of sliding down a snowy hillside still brings smiles. They also mention that the Grand Adventure rekindled a bond that was once strained by cancer. “During treatment, we used to fight all the time. The things we learned and freedom we shared in Wyoming made us feel close, like sisters again.”


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