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The Stapleton family is pictured above. They are, from left, Piper, Jason, Marek, Krissy and Hailee. Submitted photo

Battling from birth: Hastings baby diagnosed with rare cancer

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It's always a shock for parents to learn their child has cancer, especially when the child is still young. For the Stapleton family, the shock came when their son, Marek, was only seven weeks old.


Marek is the third and youngest child of Hastings residents Jason and Krissy Stapleton. The Stapletons' older daughters are Hailee, 6, and Piper, 1.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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