Image: Kayla Moore
Image: Kayla Moore

When Kayla Moore was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness at just over a year old, her parents feared the worst. But when a letter inspired by their daughter’s story turned up from a stranger overseas, they knew there was hope yet for their little girl.

Image: Kayla Moore
Image: Kayla Moore

It’s Christmas Day 1990. In Dothan, Alabama baby Kayla is in hospital fighting for her life after being diagnosed with stage-four neuroblastoma – an all-too-common childhood cancer. She’s only 13 months old.

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Image: YouTube/D. WallaceTV
Image: YouTube/D. WallaceTV

Neuroblastoma, in fact, accounts for 15 percent of infantile cancer fatalities. The signs, then, aren’t good for little Kayla. Her parents, both of whom are in their early 20s, don’t know what to do.

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