Pediatric cancer survivor makes plea to Trump

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Abriel Bentley has spent the past few years fighting for her life. The 8-year-old was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma — an aggressive form of bone cancer — in September 2015, and endured 17 rounds of chemotherapy and an extensive leg surgery during her battle with the disease.

And, although she completed treatment and has been in remission since the summer of 2016, the Scottsdale, Arizona, girl continues to fight for pediatric cancer awareness, boldly declaring her desire to see an increase in funding given to childhood cancer research.

At present, the National Cancer Institute spends only 4 percent of its funding on pediatric cancer research, a fact that Abriel hopes to change through a video appeal to President Donald Trump.

“Dear President Trump,” Abriel says in her video message, which has been viewed by more than 1 million people. “Congratulations — you beat the odds. Please help us…