Datoka Rose, 9, from Mackay in Queensland has recently had a diagnosis and undergone surgery for a cancer that is extremely rare in children and now, her sister has set up a GoFundMe page to help raise money to support her family during this trying time.
Dakota Rose has been diagnosed with Ovarian cancer at just 9 years of age, something that is very rarely seen in someone so young. She has had surgery to remove the tumor and this week has begun chemotherapy treatment.
So far the GoFundMe page set up by Dakota’s sister, Angel Grace, has raised $7,975 of her goal of $10,000.
The parents of Dakota have had to leave their jobs and move to Brisbane in order to care for their 9 year old daughter whilst the treatment takes place.
The GoFundMe page says:
My 9 year old sister has recently been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she had an operation to remove the tumor on Friday and she is starting chemotherapy tomorrow 16/5/2016. My family has to relocate to Brisbane for at least 6 months as she undergoes her treatment. My parents have had to leave their jobs behind and Dakota and our family will be very greatful for all the support we get.
We wish this young family all the very best as they move through this trying time.
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