DeVos Children's Hospital gets $1M for cancer studies


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The fight against childhood cancer got a big bump at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, which welcomed a check for $1 million Monday.

"I mean, it's not everyday someone donates money like this," said patient Cambri Dorko of Vicksburg.

The funding from Boston-based Beat NB will go toward research already making strides against neuroblastoma in children.

Dr. Giselle Sholler, director of pediatric oncology research at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, is on the frontline.

"More and more across the country, across the world, we're learning about different cancers by understanding the mutations that cause them and what's driving those cancers to grow," she said. 

Cambri, 12, has been fighting neuroblastoma since she was 5 years old. On Monday, she stood next to Sholler who's been studying her cancer cells for the past year.

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