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Samantha Lange, a senior at Perham High School, is planning a benefit for her mom to help offset the $1 million price tag that she says came with her mom's battle with cancer. Connie Vandermay/FOCUS

Perham girl arranges benefit for mother battling cancer

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"Why my mom?"

This is the question Samantha Lange, a senior at Perham High School, asked Pastor Carl Noble as she tried to cope with her mom's cancer diagnosis last November.


"Why not her?" was the pastor's response - and it marked a turning point for her.

"It really opened my eyes," Samantha said as she shared her story in an interview last week.

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