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Wartburg team rallies behind athletic trainer with cancer

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Emily Link is Wartburg's athletic trainer.

This football season she's working long days, keeping the team safe.

Emily is doing all this while battling a rare form of Thyroid Cancer. 

She says earlier this year, she went in for her yearly doctor's appointment.

That's when doctors found a tumor in her neck that was about the size of the palm of her hand.

Wartburg football players says they are rallying behind Emily as she goes through surgery and treatment.

Doctors did remove Emily's tumor in her neck.

She is not in remission yet. They are still checking to see if the cancer spread anywhere else.

But Emily says she loves her job. She says she was scared at first, but the team has made things easier. 

Emily is starting a diet as part of her cancer treatment.

One of the football players who is out with an injury says he's going to do the diet with her to show his support. 

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