Sept Day 29: Zoey Harper - | WBTV Charlotte

Sept Day 29: Zoey Harper

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

A little about 6-year-old Zoey Harper:

- Lives in Charlotte.

- In Kindergarten at Elizabeth Traditional Elementary.

- Has Pre B Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

- Diagnosed last year. Treatments to end May 10, 2018.

- Loves ballet and is a self-proclaimed “fashionista”.

Zoey’s mom says Last March Zoey had a 104-degree fever and leg pain. Like any concerned parent, she took her to the hospital.

“After an MRI on her leg, they determined it was ‘something’,” Beth Moye said. “Leukemia was confirmed by a bone morrow biopsy and days later she began chemotherapy.”

At the time, Beth was a single mother. (This picture is Beth and Zoey.) She was devastated. She was worried for her little girl, and also how to pay for what turned out to be multiple hospitalizations, 15-plus spinal taps, many doses of chemo, blood transfusions, platelet transfusions, nasty steroids and more.

Good news is, she ended getting accepted at St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children's..., where everything is paid for.

“Through it all she’s stayed positive,” mom Beth said. “She’s so social and eager to get out and meet people, to introduce herself, to tell her story, and to make friends. Her 4-year-old little sister, Sierra, tells people, ‘My sister is stronger than yours, because she’s fighting cancer’."

Beth says Zoey has taught their entire family – Beth, her husband Morgan and Sierra – about being strong. She has inspired them to get involved with Leukemia & Lymphoma Society over the last year. They’ve raised over $20,000 dollars for LLS here in the Charlotte-area.

“She did not deserve this,” Beth says. “No child does. But I feel in my heart that Zoey is going to turn this into something positive. On the way to the hospital for her initial MRI, she told me she wanted to be a cancer doctor to help kids who need help. The next day we were explaining to her that she was one of those kids.”

Welcome to #MollysKids, Zoey.

Thank you, Beth, for sharing your daughter with us.

-Molly

PS: In case you missed them:

Sept 27: Linkyn Funderburk just diagnosed with liver cancer

Sept 26: Bone Marrow drive at St. Jude

Sept Day 25: Amazing Grace Foundation

Sept 22: Former teacher helps #MollysKids by making pillows

Sept Day 21: Kaila Atapovich. Proud dad.

Sept Day 20: Brynn Florczyk- Molly's Kid 2017

Sept Day 19: Emma Hold... back to "normal"

Sept Day 18: The Impact of Isabella Santos

Sept Day 17: A Strong, Sweet, Silly Charmer.

Sept Day 16: Average age kids are diagnosed with cancer is...

Sept Day 14: TJ Anderson. Waiting, and waiting, and waiting.

Sept Day 13: Greyson Stephens

Sept Day 12: Dillon Hudgens

Sept Day 11: Hometown Heroes

Sept 10th, Zach Ramsey and the first away game for the Carolina Panthers

Sept 9th, Dream On 3 gala...does your business have heart?

Sept 8th, High school football team supports 10-year-old girl fighting cancer

Sept 7th, Chiara's wig

Sept 6th, Dalton Edwards' book

Sept 5th, Cancer survivor starts pre-school

Sept 4th, Sofia Copp

Sept 3rd, "Cancer Messed With ___

Sept 2nd, Ally Davis Surprise

Sept 1st, Levine Cancer Clinic TOUR 

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