Community rallies to support young woman battling cancer - - Jackson, MS

Community rallies to support young woman battling cancer

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VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A community rallies around a young Vicksburg woman fighting cancer since high school.

Gabrielle Butler was diagnosed with Sarcoma at the age of 17, while attending Warren Central High School. The disease was in remission, but has returned.

The 23-year-old now has tumors on her brain, liver, abdomen, chest wall and near her kidney.

Her dreams for college have been postponed, but she remains positive and prayerful.

"I'm not just going to just lay in the bed and be depressed and don't want to do nothing. It will be days when I'm just tired and just want to lay down but as far as just stop me from doing something, no," said Butler.

"She didn't get to go to prom. She didn't get to go to high school dances. She and I have spent our birthday at M.D. Anderson. So it took a lot of her life," said Gabrielle's mother Donna Douglas.

 "Of course it's real difficult for her going through what she's going through but with God's love she's going to be alright. Cancer touches a lot of people's lives and people have supported her," said Gabrielle's father Milton Butler.

A benefit car wash to help with medical expenses will be held Saturday July 18th at the Taco Bell in Vicksburg from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can also make donations at Bancorp South and

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