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Waiting for his family to finish snacking on apples and head out the door, Allan Linde, left, leans against the refrigerator in the kitchen of the Wasser House, a place for families to stay while a member is undergoing cancer treatment. While undergoing cancer treatments Linde spends the week living in the Wasser House, owned by College Place Presbyterian Church, and the weekends with his family in La Grande, Ore.

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Wasser House seen as heaven-sent

The home, owned by College Place Presbyterian Church, has become a shelter for a family fighting cancer.

COLLEGE PLACE -- They had no idea what they were going to do, the LaGrande, Ore., couple recalled. Allan Linde and Pauline Middleton had already taken some hard hits in 2010 when Linde was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in October.


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