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Mekeel Cares for student, staffer

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Mekeel Christian Academy learned about Nick Rychcik and Denise Johnston in the span of a week. Rychcik had gone in for a physical about two months ago. The third-grader wanted to get cleared to play basketball. Instead, doctors found a lump in his abdomen. Later, he learned it was a desmoplastic small round cell tumor, an extremely rare and aggressive childhood cancer. Even with aggressive therapy, the survival rate is low. The same week Rychcik ...

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