Local girl with cancer honored by St. Baldrick's Foundation
Thousands of kids across the globe are diagnosed with some form of cancer each year. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Thousands of kids across the globe are diagnosed with some form of cancer each year.
One organization is doing its part to help find a cure and is recognizing a local girl fighting a battle with the disease, who isn't letting cancer keep her spirits down.
9-year-old Avery Driscoll is one of the bravest little girls you will ever meet, "There are good things that come out of cancer and there are bad things."
Last year, Avery was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer. While doctors were able to remove a large portion of the tumor, she is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment to rid her body of the disease.
Avery has remained upbeat about her diagnosis and was recently honored as one of five St. Baldrick's Foundation 2013 Ambassadors for Childhood Cancer.
"I think it is really cool to be one of the ambassadors. They pick kids from the whole nation and they picked me to be one of them," expressed Avery.
St. Baldrick's is a non-profit dedicated to raising money to fund research to find cures for childhood cancers.
Avery hopes she can help make a difference for kids in her situation.
"I would like to earn a lot of money from people who donate so we can find some better treatments and help some kids that have cancer," said Avery.
The brave 9-year-old said she isn't giving up and has this message for other kids in her shoes, "Don't worry this will be over soon. You'll be a happy kid once again. And so, you just got to fight a little more and you'll be done with everything and you are going to get through."
For more information on how you can help the fight against childhood cancers and donate to the St. Baldrick's Foundation, click here.