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"Faces of Hope" presents the Scruggs newly weds

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - "Love" and "cancer" aren't typically found in the same sentence, but newly weds Justin and Paige Scruggs are proof that good can be found even in a battle against cancer.  Without missing a beat, Justin Scruggs can tell you what he saw when he first gazed at his wife.

"She was outgoing and calm; just about everything stood out about her,"  said Scruggs.  They were barely toddlers when they first met at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital; drawn together by their separate fights against cancer.

"I was six, and she was two.  We met at Blair E. Batson Hospital while we both had leukemia."  It was their struggles with cancer that brought them even closer at Camp Rainbow, a camp for children undergoing treatment for cancer.  Even after their cancer went into remission, the couple returned to Camp Rainbow each summer to counsel campers.  Until eventually, Justin knew that without a doubt that Paige was the one, and proposed on June 7th 2011 at camp.   

"I mean I believe it's because of cancer that he and I are together.  If I hadn't gotten sick, I never would have met him," said Paige.

The happy couple was wed May 19th. 

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