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Published November 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

Twins Battling Cancer


This Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 photo shows from left, Kristen Maurer, her husband, Richard, their daughter Finley, Kristen's identical twin Kelly McCarthy, husband Robert, and their son, Grey, at Kelly's mother-in-law's house in Beecher, Ill. The 34-year-old sisters, both from Crown Point, Ind., have shared a lot in their lives so when Kelly was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, she urged Kristen to get tested, too. Kristen also was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now the twins are sharing a medical rarity: Kristen donated skin and fat tissue for Kelly's breast reconstruction surgery that was performed Nov. 12 at the University of Chicago Medical Center. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
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