- Cullman, Alabama


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One of the many Cullman County youngsters who spent time in Birmingham at Children’s Hospital is Jackson Ray, a fifth-grader at East Elementary. Jackson, 11, was diagnosed with leukemia on June 12. At that time he spent 15 days in the hospital and has been in and out since then for a total of 40 days this year. Above, Jackson on the day he got out of the hospital (the first time), before his hair fell out.