Community comes together to support a local baby fighting cancer

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ALVATON, Ky. (WBKO) -- 13 News first met Molly Hughes last year after she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Since then, the resilient little one has gone through surgery and has spent weeks in the hospital.

But on a stormy April Saturday morning, the community came together to support the strong family with the Miles for Molly benefit run. One runner even ran 50 miles to support Molly.

"I know it's storming, but there's still people out here willing to give their time and effort to help us, which is awesome," Molly's mom, Chelsea Hughes, said.

"I think they started at 5 a.m. this morning," she continued. "I mean, that's amazing that they're putting all of this effort and love into doing this."

But to their community, this little run was effortless.

"The world needs so much more of what we're doing today," event coordinator Amy Russell said.

Co-event coordinator Carrie Calkins explained the significance of running to the family fighting this hard time.

"Running is a part of our friendship, and to just share with others in a way that's meaningful and is positive and gives back is great," Calkins said.

As for Molly, her mom said, "She was up playing and laughing; she's feeling really good. She has a virus now, but you can't really tell she has virus. They're pushing her transplant out a week to make sure she's healthy."

If you want to keep up with Molly's story, you can follow her Facebook group here.

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