Cancer patient dreams of singing on 'Ellen'

Palm Harbor, Florida -- Eight-year-old Marissa Peddy from Palm Harbor has found a way to battle through her chemotherapy treatments. The little girl has a treatment every 10 days to fight acute lumphoblastic leukemia.

To focus on the positive instead of the pain, Marissa and her good friend Kayla Engberg write songs and sing together. The duo amazed the audience at Tampa Bay Metro Magazine's Summer with Style event at Neiman Marcus to benefit the Children's Dream Fund.

Marissa's dream is to perform on the Ellen DeGeneres Show or in front of a large crowd. Share their uplifting song with your friends and family to help spread the word and make Marissa's dream come true!

Hear Marissa's message to any with a gift and a dream in the video below:

10 News anchors Heather Van Nest and Reginald Roundtree were honored to serve as emcees of the event Thursday night.

The Children's Dream Fund receives two to three dream requests a week. So far this month, 68 children are waiting for the dreams to be granted. Learning a child has a life-threatening illness can take an emotional and financial toll on a family. Dreams give them hope and something other than illness to talk about.

If you'd like to become a dream maker i.e. donate airfare, restaurant meals, connect kids to celebrities they hope to meet, please contact The Children's Dream Fund.

The average cost of a dream is $5,000.


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