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Community rallies behind 13-year-old Tayler Ellison who is fighting cancer for 3rd time

Posted at 6:58 AM, Mar 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-12 09:00:02-04

AURORA, Colo. — Fighting cancer isn't easy. But despite all the odds, 13-year-old Tayler Ellison is making the fight seem effortless. 

Taylor was diagnosed with cancer more than once and managed to beat it every time. The most recent diagnoses of bone cancer has required several surgeries. 

“She is my hero, and she is a person I look to,” said Shane Ellison, Tayler’s father. 

The financial burden that comes with cancer treatments prompted members of the Aurora Fraternal of Police to put up a fundraiser for Taylor, attended by hundreds Sunday. 

But the seemingly quiet and shy Tayler isn't a stranger to the support or the fight. She was diagnosed with cancer twice at 4 years old, and doctors didn’t have much hope. 

“One of the options they gave us the first time around was to take her home and make her comfortable until she passed away,” said Alena Ellison, Tayler’s Mother.

Almost eight years later, the cancer is back, and doctors think the radiation lead to a recurrence. 

Taylor's mother says families should never give up as their kids fight. 

“Have hope have faith believe in miracles.” Said Alena. 

For those of you who would like to help financially, an account has been set up at Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union. The account is in Tayler Ellison's name under# 23020648.