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Community raises money to send child with leukemia on beach vacation

(Source: Erica Lewis) (Source: Erica Lewis)
GREENE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -

After the generosity of the community, a Greene County family facing the tough prognosis for a young girl left for the beach Monday.

Amiya Ruiz was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2017.

She began treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital but her body began to reject the treatment.

Since she is only 2-years-old, she was too young for Make-A-Wish to gift her a trip.

Arkansas-based nonprofit Fight Like a Kid stepped in to help and with the help of the community, they were able to raise enough money for an all-expenses-paid trip to the beach.

Fight Like a Kid helps families dealing with childhood cancer.

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