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Dover teenager Kelly Turner with rare tumour makes online video plea for help

A teenage cancer sufferer from Dover has made a video plea for donations to fund lifesaving treatment in America.

Kelly Turner, 16, posted the video to her fundraising Facebook page yesterday and so far it has had more than 25,000 views.

In the video, she holds up pieces of paper that tells her story of how she was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumour (DSRCT) last October.

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Teenage cancer sufferer Kelly Turner
Teenage cancer sufferer Kelly Turner

Before then she was a healthy girl studying for her GCSEs.

Now she says she has lost four stone and is very weak, with doctors giving her only two years to live.

A potentially lifesaving operation could be possible in New York and now Kelly and her family are on a mission to raise the £1 million needed.

VIDEO: Kelly appeals for help

So far, they have £95,171 and have had confirmation from Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital which has viewed Kelly's scans and notes and delivered the amazing news that they will be able to carry out the surgery.

Kelly told KentOnline: “The only thing I can do is stay positive. I don’t think I’m brave I just think I’m doing what anyone else with cancer does. I can’t break down otherwise I’d be like that all the time.”

Follow Kelly's journey on Facebook here and donate via her crowdfunding page here.

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