Miss Arizona Contestant Battles Cancer, Hospital Bills

Kristina Anderson, 25, is preparing for the pageant in between rounds of chemotherapy.
0:59 | 10/10/13

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Right now dozens of young women are getting ready for next month's miss Arizona USA pageant. Other fighting for the crown one of them is also fighting for her life her name is Christine Anderson. In July the 25 year old was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer she started chemo just three days later. Sadness anger -- different types and that -- disbelief. Christine is undergoing her fourth round of chemo and in between treatments. She's preparing for the pageant she has a support system with her in Scottsdale because her family -- -- -- Illinois. But as if dealing with the pageant and fighting to -- disease -- enough she's also struggling financially. Her insurance has denied coverage -- -- treatments for the last six months. Despite the adversity Christina remains determined and focused. She hopes her journey to miss Arizona or inspire others to keep fighting to just be positive and be grateful -- -- --

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