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11 year old raising awareness of rare cancer

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She's only eleven, but she's in the fight of her life, battling a rare form of cancer.

Rachel Stief has Rhabdomyosarcoma.  There are only 300 cases a year in U.S. Children.

In Rachel's case, she had a tumor growing silently inside her face, and has lost 30 pounds since being diagnosed in June.  It doesn't get much funding because it is so rare.

"I just hope we get a message out to pay attention to sarcoma too, because Sarcoma is really important too," Rachel Stief said.

Stief and her family are trying to get the message out about this aggressive form of childhood cancer.

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