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Disney-loving, dirt bike-riding 7-year-old is the new face of Anthem LemonAid

In June of 2022, a tumor on the then 6-year-old’s arm was diagnosed as a rare form of cancer.

It was really rough,” recalled Aaron. “She didn’t want to go out in public. She didn’t want to do anything. She didn’t want to get out of bed.”

Kelsey Beasley said a full recovery for her daughter Kyleigh appeared slim.

“My world stopped,” described Kelsey. “We were told from the beginning it was going to be amputation.”

Her parents said months and months of continued chemo, 33 rounds of radiation, surgery at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU in May and prayers are keeping the Stage 3 cancer at bay.

This spring, Kyleigh is stepping into the spotlight.

She is the face of Anthem LemonAid. A three-day fundraiser that benefits other cancer patients.

“She has the perfect personality for it, that is for sure. She is going to rock it out I am sure,” said Aaron.

If you would like to help Kyleigh in her cause raising money for childhood cancer, she will be appearing at her LemonAid Stand at the Walmart in Hancock Village in Chesterfield on Sunday, July 23.

Written by Greg McQuade • CBS News at 6

Greg McQuade features local heroes in a weekly “Heroes Among Us” segment.

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