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Community gathers to honor 12-year-old girl with cancer

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People brought candles, flashlights, and glow sticks to honor Kimberly. People brought candles, flashlights, and glow sticks to honor Kimberly.

HAMPSTEAD, NC (WECT) - Friends and family in the Hampstead area are fighting back against cancer for one of their very own.

A candlelight vigil for Kimberly Batchelor was held on Monday, in the parking lot of Scotts Hill Baptist Church, just off Market Street.

People brought candles, flashlights, and glow sticks to honor Kimberly.

Kimberly, 12, was diagnosed with leptomeningeal oligodendrogliomatosis, an very rare form of cancer that causes lesions to wrap around neural tissues in the brain and spine.

According to friends of the family, Kimberly's latest scan shows that radiation and chemotherapy have not worked.  On Tuesday, she will meet with doctors in Chapel Hill to look for alternative treatments.

"With the rare cancer that she has, I don't know what the outcome will be," said Pat Rogers, Kimberly's Grandmother.  "With each and every day comes hope.  As long as you have hope, faith, and love, and faith in God, that's what gets you through."

To find out how you can help Kimberly with her battle against cancer, visit her Facebook page.

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