East Texas girl dances through cancer fight

Video of an East Texas girl battling cancer has a lot of people smiling on social media.

The video of an East Texas girl dancing through her cancer fight has many people on social media smiling.

Last November, doctors diagnosed Jessi Brown, 6, with a rare mutation of leukemia.

The last year has been a difficult one for the Brown family – one filled with chemo and drug trials. However, Jessi has not lost her spark.

"She's not sick,” said Jessi’s mom Deborah during an interview in September. “She just has cancer.”

And she has beaten the odds. When chemo stopped working the little girl from Bullard was not ready to give up.

"I want to live,” Jessi said. “I don't want to die. I want to live forever."

She just completed her sixth drug trial and remains at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth.

"I'm going to beat cancer," said Jessi.

Though the road has not been easy, and the family knows they may spend Thanksgiving and another Christmas in the hospital, they're staying strong.

“To see a child that has such an illness be as strong as she is give me comfort and give me strength, I need people to be as strong as Jessi and be Jessi strong,” her mom said.

Sometimes, for a little girl who's been through so much, that strength comes from busting a move.

Jessi’s treatment has required her to spend months at a time in the hospital. Deborah said that has been tough on the family financially.

If you would like to help the Brown family, click here to visit her online donation page.

For more information on Jessi’s journey, including periodic updates from her mom, click here to visit her Facebook page.

(© 2016 KYTX)


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