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Columbus child battling cancer, family needs help with medical costs

COLUMBUS, GA -

A Columbus 4-year-old is battling cancer, and her family is asking for your help saving her life.

"Neuroblastoma," said Kelcey Turner Borom describing the cancer she is fighting. 

It is word parents pray would never be a part of their child's vocabulary, but for the 4-year-old, it is reality.

After discovering two cancerous tumors in her body last fall, doctors diagnosed Kelcey with Neuroblastoma, a cancer that arises in immature nerve cells. 

"Everything after that was a blur.  I didn't hear anything else he had to say because I was in shock.  I kept thinking she's only four.  That's my baby.  What am I going to do," said Kimberly Turner, the child's mother.

Turner and her daughter live in Columbus, but they have been traveling between Atlanta and Philadelphia for the little girl's treatments. 

The single mom is asking for help funding their next trip in June to Philadelphia where the 4-year-old is scheduled for major surgery to remove her tumors.

"I cry a lot.  I pray a lot, and her strength gives me strength because she tells me ‘Mommy, don't cry.  I'm going to be okay,' " said the mother.

 While Kelcey is preparing for one more round of chemotherapy next week in an attempt to shrink the tumors, her mom is trying to set up a support group to help other families facing similar challenges.

"I know there are other women out there who have sick kids and don't know what to do, where to go, who to talk to," said Turner.

They are selling t-shirts and bracelets to help raise funds for medical costs.  If you would like to donate to help Kelcey and her family, you can go to any Wells Fargo Branch and just ask for the Kelcey Turner-Borom Fund. 

Turner is grateful for the support especially all the help from the Enrichment Services Program in Columbus.

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