UPDATE: Good news for Dawne Gee

UPDATE: Good news for Dawne Gee

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - We're thrilled to report that Dawne Gee got some good news today.

As you know, Dawne has battled health problems on and off for several years.

And on the heels of her recovery from kidney cancer surgery last year, Dawne learned in February that she had a tumor in her stomach.

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And Thursday, her parents told us that Dawne got a call from her doctor today -- while she was being honored at a luncheon, of course.

"The tumor was benign," said her mother, Joanna Smith. "She does not have to have chemo. As my oldest daughter likes to say, 'We're all just stupid happy.'"

Added Dawne: "It gives me a chance to concentrate on healing and not worry so much. I'm not really a worrier, but I would like to get healthy and have a regular, normal year."

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Her father described to us the range of emotions he felt when they got the news.

"We didn't know whether to laugh or cry," Walter Smith said.

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