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Striking out cancer a mission
Times photo: Mark Nesbitt Kristen Bechtolt, front row and center, is a 2007 graduate of Juda High School and is battling bone cancer. This afternoon, Judas current softball team is hosting a cancer research benefit game in the honor of Bechtolt and other cancer patients from Juda and the surrounding area. The game starts at 4:30 in Juda against Black Hawk.
JUDA - Kristen Bechtolt made a living striking out batters on the mound for the Panthers softball team.Now she can't even wiggle her fingers inside her baseball glove before a big pitch. Bechtolt was diagnosed with an Osteogenic Osteosarcoma cancerous tumor in her left arm Dec. 17, 2008.