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Chain reaction: Gallegos determined to win

Cancer-stricken WDP alum looks forward to Gold Ribbon event

3:38 PM, Jul. 24, 2013
Luella Gallegos, a 2009 graduate of West De Pere High School, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma five years ago. She has been going to New York City for treatments for the pediatric infancy cancer.
Luella Gallegos, a 2009 graduate of West De Pere High School, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma five years ago. She has been going to New York City for treatments for the pediatric infancy cancer.
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Luella Gallegos isn't your average 22-year-old De Pere woman. With a smile that can light up a room, Gallegos takes one day at a time and keeps her spirits high.

Gallegos graduated from West De Pere High School in 2009. Near the end of her junior year, at 17 years old, Gallegos was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma.

"I was diagnosed on April 9, 2008," Gallegos said. "It was rare for me because it is a pediatric infancy cancer. I was really blind to it at first, and my mom and I didn't know much about my cancer at first. I didn't even know it was going on until I really started chemo(therapy). We thought ...

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