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(KTVI) - It’s a story of hope, north St. Louis County nurse is given six months to live after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Now it’s the simple things in life that now make April White happy.

The former nurse and mother of three can be seen by some as a walking miracle.

April was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer which had spread to her liver and lymph nodes; doctors gave her six months to live, a time line that she surpassed without even knowing it.  She asked her sister not to tell her the entire diagnosis.

Prior to her first surgery in January, April’s health had started to deteriorate.

Her determination to live prompted her niece Kendra Christian, a hairstylist and salon owner, to treat her to a makeover featured on FOX 2 news at 11.

The cancer in April’s lymph nodes and live is gone, but she still has a big fight ahead of her as she plans for surgery on her pancreas in a few weeks.

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