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The Caneff family of Hastings is pictured here. From left to right are Taylor, Marty, Margie, Lexi and Julia. Marty Caneff has a form of brain cancer, glioblastoma. A benefit to raise funds for the Caneffs is set for Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Hastings Country Club. Photo courtesy of Mary Kelly Photography

Keeping up the fight: Marty Caneff is 30 months into his fight with brain cancer

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One morning in April 2010, Marty Caneff of Hastings had a bad headache. He couldn't shake it, and he told his wife Margie he just didn't feel right.


Within hours, the Hastings father of three was in an ambulance on his way to United Hospital. A CAT scan had revealed a tumor on his brain.

"It was horrible -- It was totally horrible," Margie Caneff said. "We didn't know what was going to happen. That's the day that our world changed. It was devastating, to say the least."

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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