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Dozens of people showed up for Kylie Earl's art show in Tremont to make her special wish come true

Posted: 11:14 PM, Jan 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-10 23:25:34-05
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CLEVELAND — Dozens of customers packed a bar in Tremont to get a glimpse of original paintings by a very special artist.

"Tonight we're going to have an art show with all my paintings on the wall," Kylie Earl. said

Kylie is just seven years old and her art is extraordinary.

"I like panting palm trees. I like painting with grass and then a sun or a moon," Kylie said.

"The creativity is amazing," said Kylie's dad, Marc Earl. "Each day it's something new, something different and I'm like, where in the heck did you get that from?"

Kylie got it from her time in the hospital. At just three-years-old she battled cancer.

"When someone tells you that your child has cancer, the only way I can describe it is devastating," said Kylie's mom, Jennifer Earl.

The now cancer survivor used art therapy to help her fight.

"It helped me get through things because when there was something stressful about I would think about art instead of what happened that was stressful," Kylie said.

When the Cleveland Chapter of A Special Wish Foundation asked Kylie what she wanted the answer was simple—an art show.

"I'm most excited when people buy my paintings," Kylie said while laughing.

For Kylie, having her own art show is a dream, but for Kylie's parents her being alive is what matters most.

"Three years ago we weren't sure we'd have her here, and now it's just everyday with her to see her grow and to see her learn new things it's just hard to describe," Jennifer said.

Kylie's parents said she's been cancer free for more than three years and each day with this saucy seven year old is a gift.

"That's what she's taught us, to live each day, you never know what tomorrow is going to bring," Marc said.

All the monetary gifts she gets from her art show, Kylie plans to share them with other kids kicking cancer's butt.

"I'm going to use it for some of my college when I go to college, and I'm going to use some for anything else and we're going to give some to A Special Wish," Kylie said.