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Former Sidney residents struggle with untreatable illness


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From left, Kyra Eads, Shane Eads, Kaila Kuhns and Zayden Turja.

Just a few months ago, two-year-old Kyra Eads was a normal toddler, developing quickly and getting into mischief. Now she's spending her days receiving radiation treatments at Children's Hospital in Denver, where her doctors say her condition has no cure.

Eads suffers from an inoperable brain tumor called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. Despite her grim diagnosis, her parents describe her basically as a normal child.

"She is a two-year-old ornery little girl," said her mother, Kaila Kuhns.

Prior to becoming ill Eads appeared particularly gifted. She walked and even traversed stairways b...

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