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New Windsor teen battling cancer soars on blimp ride over Westminster

New Windsor teen battling cancer soars on blimp ride over Westminster

Lauren Logue, a 13-year-old who was diagnosed with leukemia about a year ago, peered out the window with calm fascination, watching as the blimp she was seated in began to lift from the ground. As the helium-filled airship drifted further from the ground, she gazed out upon greater Westminster, taking in the aerial view of Carroll County Regional Airport, cars, roads, trees and bridges that became tiny toy-like shapes in the distance. Lauren, of New Windsor, was one of 10 pediatric oncology patients invited for a ride aboard the DirecTV blimp, operated by chief pilot Jeff Capek. Thirty-minute rides were given in the airship filled with 170,000 cubic feet of helium from 9 a.m. until 5...

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