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Bears to honor teen who survived brain tumor

Published: Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 5:00 a.m. CST

CHICAGO (AP) — A teenager who had a large tumor removed from her brain two months ago is slated to be honored by the Chicago Bears.

WMAQ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1cAvh0Q ) 17-year-old Jessica Michalec will participate in a pregame ceremony Sunday at Soldier Field. She'll be joined by her mother, Lori Havelka.

Havelka describes the day they learned Jessica had a golf ball-sized tumor as "surreal." She says her daughter underwent a six-hour surgery and has been tumor-free for two months.

One of Jessica's doctors says her positive attitude and young age contributed to her quick recovery.

Now she's planning to graduate from high school in June and begin studying for an associate's degree in graphic web design.

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Information from: WMAQ-TV.

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