TULARE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA. (KSEE) – The past year has been full of doctor visits and treatments for a family in Visalia as their 5 year old battles cancer.
A year ago, 5-year-old Kenzie was diagnosed with high-risk stage 4 metastatic neuroblastoma.
“Due to COVID, all hospitals had restrictions on the presence of both caregivers, so we were separated for most of a year,” said Emily White, Kenzie’s mother.
Now the non-profit “Campaign One at a Time” is raising money to send Kenzie and her family to Disneyland so that they can make memories outside of the hospital and Kenzie can meet all of her favorite princesses.
“To have the opportunity to go somewhere together and have an experience that isn’t about cancer, just having a family together and making memories … It would be a pretty incredible thing,” White said.
Kenzie’s Disneyland fundraiser has hit about half of its $ 5,000 goal so far.
Any money that goes beyond that goes to the nonprofit’s dream bank to help more kids like Kenzie.
Her mom hopes sharing Kenzie’s story will also help raise awareness about childhood cancer and more support for research.
“Most importantly, only 4% of cancer research funding goes to children. They deserve so much more than that, they all deserve so much more, ”said White.
Kenzie’s fundraiser will run until August 28th.
You can a. make Donate by visiting the Campaign One at a Time website.