A Texoma woman just celebrated 30 years of being cancer free.
Deanna Spillyards was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric eye cancer called Retinoblastoma when she was 6months old.
After beating the disease, the cancer came back when she was three and due to the size of the tumor that formed on her eye she was partially blind.
She says as a child she felt ashamed of her cancer, now she uses the pain of the past to brighten others futures.
At age 30 she's is an International Children's Book Author and motivational speaker.
Deanna has been invited to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis Tennessee where she will be speaking to several kids about her fight and encourage them to never give up in their fight.
Deanna says she has become an activist for the Eric Trump Foundation, which raises money for terminally ill children at St. Jude Children's Hospital.
This week Deanna held a benefit at Chili's located on Callfield Rd. in Wichita Falls.
Fifteen percent of customers bills went to help the Eric Trump Foundation, which is trying to build a new 20 million dollar facility to help more cancer patients.
The video attached is a few of the things she had to say about her journey and her fight.
Here is the link for people to donate to the Eric Trump Foundation.
"The Eric Trump Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.
Their tax ID is 20-8669454."
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