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Kids of University Hospitals: Molly

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Posted at 8:49 AM, Sep 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-19 08:49:33-04

"Her foot hurt. That’s just about it. We thought she broke a bone in her foot."

This is Molly. 

She's one of the children we talked to as part of a series we are working on with University Hospitals and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 

Molly is currently battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia after being diagnosed in June of last year. 

"I’m tired of hearing 3 percent,"  Molly's mother told us. "It’s just 3 percent of kids that get this. It’s just three percent of those kids who get this. And in February, Molly’s liver shut down. And so that was another three percent chance."

But thanks to an organization called Flashes of Hope — which raises funds to accelerate a cure for children's cancer while honoring the memories of every child through photographs — Molly's experiences following her diagnosis haven't all been negative.

Flashes of Hope paired up with the Cavs, giving Molly the opportunity to walk the runway with LeBron James. Check out a photo from the event in the media player above.

Throughout September, you’ll see stories, like hers, on our Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as on newsnet5.com.

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Find information about Flashes of Hope here and how to donate to University Hospitals here.