Mackenzy Larson was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer in 2011. Laura Terrell, a local news reporter in Iowa, met Kenzy early on in what would be a near 10 year battle with the disease. Watch as Laura retells her story and what she believes we can all learn from remarkable people like Kenzy.
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So much of today’s news emanates from New York, Washington or Los Angeles, but what we know is that amazing, authentic and genuine stories are being told around the country every day. Each week, "Dispatches from the Middle," which originally aired on Facebook Watch, takes a deep dive into one powerful local news story and gets a behind-the-broadcast look at how it came together.