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Jake Jacobson
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04:54 PM

Fox 4: Cauldron cheers on Sporting KC fan who beat childhood cancer


A six-year-old Sporting KC fan got the chance of a lifetime. Young Kit led her beloved team in the chant, “I believe that we will win!” For her and her family, the chant has special meaning.

Kit, a Children's Mercy patient, has spent the past three years battling leukemia. She recently had her final treatment.

Kit first met Sporting KC defender Kevin Ellis at a calendar shoot in 2014. But for Ellis it was more than just a photo.

“She’s the strongest little girl I’ve ever met, to be honest she changed my life, she brought everything in my life into perspective," Ellis said.


See the full story via Fox 4.

Learn more about the Cancer Center at Children's Mercy.