In Highland County, dozens of children have gotten cancer and other rare and deadly diseases. The health commissioner says he hasn’t found a spike in cases but people who live there, they disagree. … In Hillsborough in Highland County, children are getting cancer and rare diseases. We’re from a small town and this can’t be normal, like what’s going on? Haley Karnes, who grew in Peebles and now lives in Seattle, began asking questions after her niece Anna was diagnosed.