WASHINGTON - We want to introduce you to Addy, she is eight years old and she beat cancer.
She was diagnosed with cancer at age 4 - in her case, the cancer grew as a tumor on her kidney.
Her mother Stacey said the diagnosis was heart breaking and that it stopped her world. "She was a calm, happy child," Stacey said. "And then when she was ill…that light was gone. So for us, we focused a lot on how to make that light come back."
With the help of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic - that light has started to shine again. They worked with Addy to help her star in her own music video! Addy sang to Katy Perry's 'ROAR'- a video they watch often to see that smile return to her face.
And other people love to see that smile too! The video has been viewed online over 12 million times.
Mom says the video has become a happy memory - one that has helped replace the bad memories of going through he cancer treatment.
Watch the video here.
FOX 5 DC Cares is our station's campaign to highlight the work of charitable organizations and non-profits in our community. We hope by partnering with these groups, we can help them get their message out and reach their goals.
We are teaming up with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic for their Season of Wishes campaign. Over the next several weeks, we will be sharing the wonderful work Make-A-Wish does in our area and how you can be part of the magic.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: SEASON OF WISHES
Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic needs your help to make more wishes come true! FOX 5 has partnered with them for this year's Season of Wishes, and there are several ways you can help:
DONATE MONEY: Of course, donations are needed to keep the wishes coming. Click here for a link to make a donation to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic's Season of Wishes campaign.
DONATE AIRLINE MILES: Wish kids and their families often need transportation to make their wishes come true, and if you've got airline miles to spare, you can help. Click here for more info on how to help!
Note: All donations to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic stay local!
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