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Cancer-stricken student Lindsey Staub receives high school diploma

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ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) - There were times Lindsey Staub didn't know if she'd finish high school.

But the teen who has battled kidney cancer since she was 3, received her diploma along with the rest of the Dixie Hollins High School Class of 2013 on Wednesday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.

The Tampa Bay Times reports Staub has suffered from a Wilms' tumor since she was 3. While most children are cured of Wilms, but Staub's keeps coming back.

A few weeks after senior year started in August, she had to stop attending school. She worked from home to complete the requirements for her graduation.

An anonymous donor who read about Staub arranged for a limo to take her and her family to the graduation ceremony on Wednesday night.

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