Scientists Fight to Explain High Childhood Leukemia in Sierra Vista

Tim Vanderpool
Tucson Weekly | March 3, 2010
In 2001, Pat Durkit's granddaughter, Jessica, then 2 years old, was diagnosed with leukemia. In 2004, Jessica's half-sister in Phoenix, Kellie, was given the same diagnosis. Their father and Pat's son, Dale, grew obsessed with finding a cause for the disease.

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