Fallen soldier's 8-year-old battling cancer

Hannah Anderson's husband was killed in Iraq in 2008, and now the family has been dealt another blow. Her 8-year-old daughter Savannah was scheduled for surgery Friday as the child battles brain cancer. "I want to take all her pain away, and I wish that it's me going through this," Hannah Anderson tells FOX 9 News.
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Hannah Anderson's husband was killed in Iraq in 2008, and now the family has been dealt another blow. Her 8-year-old daughter Savannah was scheduled for surgery Friday as the child battles brain cancer. "I want to take all her pain away, and I wish that it's me going through this," Hannah Anderson tells FOX 9 News.

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