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Patti Wisniewski lived on a roller coaster for two years as her son, Joseph, battled leukemia. They were locked into the ride when ear infections, bruises and lethargy led to a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. They climbed hills of chemotherapy and stem cell treatment, uncertain of what lay ahead, and celebrated the thrilling rush of remission only to face new lows when Joseph relapsed. Ultimately, the disease was too much for Joseph's 10-year-old body.