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A family photo of 6-year-old Julianna Buttner of

A family photo of 6-year-old Julianna Buttner of Farmingville, who has cancer. On Sept. 18, 2009, the Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) her family thought she beat, returned.

Girl with leukemia returns home from hospital

Julianna Buttner, the seven-year-old Farmingville girl who has battled leukemia, is progressing well after her twin, Jessica, served as the donor in a life-saving bone marrow transplant in March.

Julianna Buttner, 7, hangs out with her twin

Julianna Buttner, 7, hangs out with her twin sister Jessica in Central Park before returning home from the hospital. (April 2, 2010)

Julianna Buttner, 7, has fun in Central Park
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Julianna Buttner, 7, has fun in Central Park with her twin sister Jessica before returning home from the hospital. (April 2, 2010)

Julianna Buttner, 7, with her twin sister Jessica,
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Julianna Buttner, 7, with her twin sister Jessica, returns home from the hospital in a pink limousine. (April 2, 2010)

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Julianna Buttner, 7, with her twin sister Jessica,
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Julianna Buttner, 7, with her twin sister Jessica, returns home from the hospital in a pink limousine. (April 2, 2010)

Jessica Buttner, left, with her twin sister, Julianna,
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Jessica Buttner, left, with her twin sister, Julianna, who has a rare form of leukemia. Their family decided to have Jessica serve as a bone-marrow donor after no match was found among more than 2,600 people who volunteered to be tested. (Jan. 7, 2010)

Jessica Buttner, left, hugs her sister, Julianna, who
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Jessica Buttner, left, hugs her sister, Julianna, who has a rare form of leukemia. Their parents decided to have Jessica serve as a bone-marrow donor. Until now, she had not been considered the ideal donor because it is uncertain that Jessica?s bone marrow would combat the cancer, since she is genetically identical to Julianna. (Jan. 7, 2010)

Julianna Buttner with her twin sister, Jessica, and
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Julianna Buttner with her twin sister, Jessica, and their parents, Michael and Lynda. Jessica will donate bone marrow in an effort to beat back Julianna?s leukemia. (Jan. 7, 2010)

Julianna Buttner, her twin, Jessica, and their parents,
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Julianna Buttner, her twin, Jessica, and their parents, Lynda and Michael. Jessica will donate bone marrow in effort to beat back Julianna?s leukemia. "We have very limited time now,? Michael Buttner said. ?She has to get into treatment for the best outcome." (Jan. 7, 2010)

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A family photo of 6-year-old Julianna Buttner of

A family photo of 6-year-old Julianna Buttner of Farmingville, who has cancer. On Sept. 18, 2009, the Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) her family thought she beat, returned.

Hundreds of people line up in the Farmingville
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Hundreds of people line up in the Farmingville Fire Department parking lot Sunday for tests to see if they are a bone marrow match with Julianna Buttner, 6. (Nov. 29, 2009)

Hundreds of people are tested at the Farmingville
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Hundreds of people are tested at the Farmingville fire department on Sunday to see if they are a bone marrow match with Julianna Buttner, 6. (Nov. 29, 2009)

Julianna Buttner, 6, of Farmingville, watches as hundreds
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Julianna Buttner, 6, of Farmingville, watches as hundreds of people line up at the Farmingville fire department to see if they are a match on Sunday. (Nov. 29, 2009)

Hundreds of people are tested at the Farmingville
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Hundreds of people are tested at the Farmingville fire department on Sunday to see if they are a bone marrow match with Julianna Buttner, 6. (Nov. 29, 2009)

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Hundreds of people line up in the Farmingville
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Hundreds of people line up in the Farmingville fire department parking lot for tests to see if they are a bone marrow match with Julianna Buttner, 6, on Sunday. (Nov. 29, 2009)

Hundreds of people line up at the Farmingville
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Hundreds of people line up at the Farmingville fire department on Sunday to see if they are a bone marrow match with Julianna Buttner, 6. (Nov. 29, 2009)

Six-year-old Farmingville residents Julianna and Jessica Buttner. On
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Six-year-old Farmingville residents Julianna and Jessica Buttner. On Sept. 18, 2009, the Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) her family thought she had beaten returned. She has an identical twin sister, Jessica.

Her only chance for survival is a life-saving bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor. There are more than 13 million donors registered worldwide and none are a match for her.

Six-year-old Julianna Buttner, left, and her twin sister
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Six-year-old Julianna Buttner, left, and her twin sister Jessica lie on Julianna's hospital bed at Stony Brook Medical Center the day before Thanksgiving. Julianna needs a life-saving bone marrow transplant. (Nov. 25, 2009)

Six-year-old Julianna Buttner ignores the breathing apparatus she
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Six-year-old Julianna Buttner ignores the breathing apparatus she wears during an oxygen treatment while she draws in her hospital bed at Stony Brook Medical Center the day before Thanksgiving. Julianna needs a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

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Six-year-old Julianna Buttner, left, with her parents Mike
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Six-year-old Julianna Buttner, left, with her parents Mike and Lynda Buttner, and twin sister Jessica at the Stony Brook Medical Center. Julianna needs a life-saving bone marrow transplant. (Nov. 25 2009)

Lynda Buttner hugs her 6-year-old daughter Julianna, who
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Lynda Buttner hugs her 6-year-old daughter Julianna, who needs a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Mother and daughter rest in a cafeteria at the Stony Brook Medical Center the day before Thanksgiving after eating the hospital's Thanksgiving dinner. (Nov. 25, 2009)

Six-year-old Julianna Buttner, in pink, with her parents
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Six-year-old Julianna Buttner, in pink, with her parents Mike and Lynda Buttner, and twin sister Jessica at the Stony Brook Medical Center. Julianna needs a life-saving bone marrow transplant. (Nov. 25 2009)

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