Fundraiser Held For OKC 6-Year-Old Battling Rare Cancer

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 1:01 am
By: News 9

More than 100 people packed the dining hall at Rose State College on Saturday afternoon to raise funds for a little girl battling a rare form of a disease.

Kylee Farrow, 6, was diagnosed with primary leptomenigeal oligodendrogliomataosis, a brain and spinal cancer on her fourth birthday.

Kylee has had to miss days at school since her cancer spread.

Even after chemo treatments and medication, she suffers from multiple seizures.

Many friends, family and Kylee's kindergarten class at Barnes Elementary came to support her 'Freeze Cancer Gala and Silent Auction.' It was in the theme of her favorite movie, Frozen.

“I have 19 students and I have been teaching for 37 years, and I've been blessed with lots of children, but my heart has never been broken this way. It's so tough to see a child, but she's got a great, upbeat spirit and the kids love her to pieces,” said kindergarten teacher Lisa Dookeen.

“Hope a miracle happens, I hope that she heals and has a normal childhood."

Kylee's mother Chelsey said it's been the hardest struggle to watch her daughter in pain.

“When it's your child you do whatever you have to do and we come together as a family, and the support of everyone makes it all easier," said Chelsey Farrow.

Kylee's parents have five young children. Four of them attend Barnes Elementary.

Learn more about Kylee's fight to find a cure.