Taten Hammerberg inspired all around him

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AN INSPIRATION–Taten Hammerberg with his dad, Jim. This photo appeared in a December, 2013 L’Anse Sentinel story about Taten’s battle with Osteosarcoma, a bone cancer that claimed his life on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, Taten’s cancer was diagnosed in April, 2013, and he remained as active and happy as he possibly could be through his ordeal.

by Barry Drue
Ten year-old Taten Hammerberg passed away peacefully at a hospice facility near his home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on Feb. 2, 2016. Taten is the son of former Baraga resident Jim Hammerberg and Marnie Holditch. He is the grandson of Ken and Nancy Hammerberg of Baraga. Taten was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in April, 2013. He endured the loss of his lower leg, repeated trips to Toronto and Sudbury for chemotherapy, and illness, never losing his love for life, his family, classmates and of course, sports. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.