Our Town Kid to Know has lasting impact in young life

Published 06/18 2013 03:24PM

Updated 06/18 2013 05:35PM

HOOPESTON -- This Kid to Know from Our Town remembers doing everything she really liked to do even after spending almost two years of her life in the hospital. 5-year old Willamina Clayton was just 9-months old when she was diagnosed with liver cancer.

She's now in remission and basically a celebrity in her hometown. That's because she helped bring everyone together. After her diagnosis, people helped support her family by mowing the lawn, cooking meals and trying to raise money.

It's made this cancer survivor one popular girl. Willamina is still at risk for relapse, but she's been cancer-free nearly four years.

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