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Monday, July 1, 2013 - 5:14pm

 Addison Kleinhans and Bella Hicks get attention wherever they go.

But, on a night when they wear sashes saying "Boy of the Year" and "Girl of the Year," the cute little couple grabs a lot of glances and hearts.

Nine-year-old Addison and six-year-old Bella began their friendship in The Children's Hospital four years ago, under the most unfortunate circumstances. They were both diagnosed with the same form of leukemia within days of each other.

"We both had the same amount of cancer in our bone marrow: 98 percent," said Addison, sitting in a tuxedo with his mother, Sarah Clarke Kleinhans, by his side.

"She gets it, doesn't she?" Sarah says to her son, asking about Bella, who finished chemotherapy a year ago.

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