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Emerson College student Matthew Starring, 23, takes a quick break from rehearsing his upcoming solo performance so personal care attendant Sherina Mayo can check his vital signs in his room on the 12th floor for oncology at Brigham and Women's Hospital on Friday, April 3, 2009. Matthew recently found out that his leukemia had relapsed for the second time after receiving a bone marrow transplant from his sister last summer and then being in remission for eight months.

Emerson College student Matthew Starring, 23, takes a quick break from rehearsing his upcoming solo performance so personal care attendant Sherina Mayo can check his vital signs in his room on the 12th floor for oncology at Brigham and Women's Hospital on Friday, April 3, 2009. Matthew recently found out that his leukemia had relapsed for the second time after receiving a bone marrow transplant from his sister last summer and then being in remission for eight months.