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MVP of the Week: Community rallies to help local teen dancer battling cancer

MVP of the Week- Community rallies to help local teen dancer battling cancer

YUMA, Ariz. - A battle-tested dancer is now taking on the biggest fight of her life.
Kate Campa has been hitting the stage as a competitive dancer since she was two and a half years old. She has won countless awards statewide and locally. 

In December 2018, things quickly took a turn after learning she was suffering from a rare type of cancer, Ewing's Sarcoma. 

"It is hard because I had to see my family through the window during Christmas, said Campa. "It was hard."

A rare pain in her back led Campa to the exam room where she learned about her disease. 

"I believe dance has helped her be who she is right now. It has helped her have a strong foundation and strong mind to battle through anything," shared Lilian Campa, Kate's mom.

Despite battling through the disease, Kate is not alone in this fight.  The community has shown an outpouring of support. Some have shaved their heads and others are rocking t-shirts around town.

For more information on how you can help Kate's fight, click here: www.facebook.com/teamkatecampa

Go Fund Me:  www.gofundme.com/teamkatecampa

 

Events:
Jan. 19th

9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Garage Sale with drop-offs starting this Sat. – see Facebook 

9 a.m.- 11 a.m. Zumbathon- Gila Ridge

10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Painting Fundraiser- Littlewood Co-Op

Jan. 24th

6 p.m. Patio Takeover and Silent Auction

 

 

Feb. 2:

8 a.m. Softball Co-Ed Tournament- Joe Orduno Park, San Luis

6:30 p.m.- Glow in the Dark Yoga Night- Beast Factory

 

Feb. 10:

1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Paint Day at Ballet Yuma

 

 

 


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