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Mom and daughter look back at cancer fight as 4th annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway ramps up

A cancer diagnosis can rock a parent's world. It's exactly what Kristen Tanner, a mom of two and nurse at Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center, went through when her daughter Natalie was diagnosed with brain cancer.

"That was just one of my biggest fears and worries -- was not getting to know her as an older child, not getting to know her as a teenager, not getting to know her as a college student, getting to see her get married someday," said Kristen, Natalie's mother. "And it's all those milestones in a child's life that you think about when you're going through a cancer diagnosis. And I'm just oftentimes in awe and just amazed that we have gone from that point when there were so many question marks about whether or not she would survive to today where we have a high school student."

The family sought help and treatment from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to save Natalie's life.

Now, years later, morning anchor Angela Chen checks in with Kristen and Natalie Tanner to see how life is going as St. Jude and News Channel 3 ramp up the 4th annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway.

Catch the touching story and see why every ticket sale matters in helping to fight childhood cancer.

To reserve your ticket(s) today call (800) 535-6748. The giveaway will be broadcasted live on March 22, 2023 on News Channel 3.

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Angela Chen

Angela comes to the Coachella Valley as KESQ’s morning anchor after teaching graduate school classes at the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication. Learn more about Angela here.


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