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Published January 24, 2011, 11:00 AM

Ali Borgen Loses Long Fight with Leukemia

14-year-old Ali Borgen has lost her nearly four-year long fight with leukemia. The Grand Forks girl had recently been moved home for hospice care after being in and out of Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN, for treatment.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports,

14-year-old Ali Borgen has lost her nearly four-year long fight with leukemia. The Grand Forks girl had recently been moved home for hospice care after being in and out of Mayo clinic in Rochester, MN, for treatment.

Ali's fight was marked by sometimes excruciating pain from spinal compression fractures, the number of which was around 20 according to her mother Karen.

Her mother said Ali's health steadily declined last week and declined much over the weekend. She passed away shortly after 5 a.m. Monday.

A memorial service is planned for Sunday at 3 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church. A visitation will be held at 2 p.m.

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