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Minot AFB airmen to host Minot teen on ‘Hero for a Day Tour’

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE – Airmen from the 69th Bomb Squadron, 23rd Bomb Squadron and the 54th Helicopter Squadron will host a “Hero for the Day Tour” today to honor Isabella Lynn Knupp of Minot who is suffering from cancer.

Isabella, 14, is the daughter of retired Tech. Sgt. Damon and Ashley Knupp. Damon Knupp was an aero space propulsion specialist in the Air Force.

The event will include a walk-thru of a B-52 and a helicopter as well as an opportunity to take the controls of a B-52 on a flight simulator.

The event will conclude with a visit to the 5th Bomb Wing commander’s office for a meet and greet with staff.

Isabella is currently suffering from osteosarcoma, a bone cancer. Osteosarcoma is found in about 400 young people in the United States each year, most often during the growth spurt of the teen years.

According to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the month of September was designated Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to bring awareness to childhood cancer, which remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 14.

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