Altoona Woman Gets Her Wish

By: N. Petersen
By: N. Petersen

A Wisconsin soldier has returned from Iraq to spend time with his dying mother.

Nineteen-year-old Private Joseph Wagner says it means a lot to see his mother again.

Wagner was granted emergency leave last week, after his mother, 44-year-old Patrice Confer, was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer earlier this month. Doctors have given her weeks to live.

Wagner says his mother's condition had started to wear him down emotionally while he was in Iraq.

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