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Teen Struggling From Life-threatening Illness In Need Of Support

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Courtesy: Lea Clayton Courtesy: Lea Clayton
Courtesy: Lea Clayton Courtesy: Lea Clayton

SHARPTOWN, Md. - A Sharptown teen needs your help now more than ever.

16-year-old Emily Clayton was born with Hirsch Aganglionosis, and she's been in and out of the hospital her entire life. She's a fighter and has been using her condition as a platform to help others. But she's recently developed cancer and we're told doctors found two tumors in her brain. This isn't the first time she's had to endure the pain of cancer. In 2005, Emily was given a complete intestinal transplant. She was doing fine until her body rejected it in 2009. Since then, it's been an ongoing struggle. "She was doing well, but then she rejected again. They had to put her on a stronger anti-rejection medication, and that particular medication causes a certain kind of lymphoma cancer which is called PTLD, and she ended up getting PTLD," her mother Lea Clayton said.

It's been a financial struggle for Emily's family and they're in need of your help. The Applebees in Seaford is hosting a fundraiser from 8 -10 AM on November 18. Tickets are $6 for a pancake and sausage breakfast.

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