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Cancer claims Rhinelander teen Monday

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Leanna Kossack of Rhinelander
Leanna Kossack of Rhinelander

RHINELANDER, WI (WSAU) -  On Friday, 17-year-old Leanna Kossack of Rhinelander enjoyed a day dedicated to her. Mayor Dick Johns declared it Leanna Kossack Day, as friends and family held a benefit for her.

On Monday afternoon, Kossack passed away.

Kossack suffered from a rare form of cancer called Undifferentiated Sarcoma, which caused a tumor the size of a softball to encompass her spine.

She was a junior at Rhinelander High School

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