Growing up in a family hit hard by cancer built a resolve in one young girl to dedicate her life to nursing patients dealing with the disease. Now that she is fulfilling the dream, she knows her late mother would be proud.

“She knew this was my ultimate goal,” said Abby Maltbie Whitehead of Arab, now a nurse at the Marshall Cancer Care Center, where her mother, her grandmother and two aunts have been treated.

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