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    Scott Greaney has a moment with his daughter, Emily, 17, in their kitchen in Mercer. Emily has taken over the daily operations of the family's turkey farm while her father battles Mantle Cell lymphoma, a rare type of cancer that attacks the immune system.

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    Emily Greany, 17, left, sits with her brother, Adam, 12, among the nearly 1,000 baby turkey chicks at the family farm in Mercer.

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    Scott receives an injection of chemotherapy during a treatment visit to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in Augusta.

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    Emily feeds the nearly 1,000 turkey chicks before heading off to Skowhegan Area High School where she is a senior.

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    Emily heads out to the family barn for early morning chores. Emily is planning to go to college close enough so she can continue running the farm.

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    Tracey Greaney leans against the family pick-up truck during a trip to the Waterville post office to pick up a shipment of turkey chicks. Tracey has also taken over some chores to help Emily run the turkey farm in the absence of Scott.

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    Emily fills feeding bins with grain as turkeys poke their heads out of the barn.

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    Scott Greaney kisses his daughter on the head before she heads off to the first day of her senior year at Skowhegan Area High School as brother Ben waits patiently.

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    Emily works on her Advanced Placement government homework in the barn during her summer break. "Taking care of the turkeys is a nice break from schoolwork." Emily said

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    Scott hands over the keys to the family car to his daughter Emily in the kitchen of the family's home.

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    Scott eyes some turkeys waiting to be slaughtered at Greaney's Turkey Farm. The Greaneys not only raise and slaughter turkeys for sale they also slaughter turkeys for people who raise their own birds.

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    Emily and Ben head to the barn in the snow for afternoon chores.

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    Scott, second from right, receives help from his children, Emily, 17, far left, Ben, 15, center, and Adam, 12, far right, taking care of chores at the family's turkey farm in Mercer. Scott's health has improved to an acceptable level for him to return to the barn on a limited basis.

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    Emily tends to her month-old turkey chicks at the family farm. Her father's treatment prohibits him from being around the birds and in the barn for any extended period of time due to his compromised immune system.

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    Emily, left center, and her father Scott, right center, entertain in the dining room at the Red Barn in Augusta. Emily has attended clown college with her father and even volunteers at the veterans hospital where he works in Augusta.

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    Emily Greaney, right, takes Fred Moody for a stroll down the halls of Togus Veterans Hospital in Augusta. In addition to summer high school course work and running the family's turkey farm, Emily also volunteers three days a week during the summer at the veterans hospital.

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    Scott Greaney unloads a trailer full of turkeys for slaughter at Greaney's Turkey Farm.

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    Emily Greaney carries boxes of turkey chicks to the pick-up truck as her mother loads them precariously in the back seat at the Norridgewock post office. The chicks are shipped by mail and transported to the family farm in Mercer to be raised and eventually slaughtered for turkey dinners around the state.

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    Scott Greany, left, wipes his eyes after a short nap in the recliner as his son Ben sits nearby.

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    Emily looks over her 1,000 turkey flock from the second floor of the barn at the family farm in Mercer.

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