Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

When Her Baby Died Of Cancer, She Did ONE Thing That Saved Thousands Of Lives.

They say that a child should be the one that buries his or her parents and not the other way around. But although this has become an acceptable assumption, it's certainly not always the norm, especially when cancer strikes. Just ask one mother from Alpine, California, whose daughter was diagnosed with a terminal cancer that eventually took her two-year old away way too soon. Now, alone with her memory, but armed with the child's courage, both she and her husband have set out to hunt down the horrible illness that took their daughter away from them in the hopes that they can prevent other parents from suffering a similar loss.

Bree Rowand and her husband Luke may seem like a typical married couple, but there's something missing.

It's their daughter, Kylie, who is with them in spirit. But it doesn't matter to these parents because they'd rather she be there at their side alive and well. Sadly, that isn't the case.

Bree Rowand and her husband Luke may seem like a typical married couple, but there's something missing.

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At 19 months, Kylie was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, a deadly form of cancer.

The child battled her illness for months, and not once did the two loving parents give up.

At 19 months, Kylie was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, a deadly form of cancer.

Kylie Rowand Foundation

So where did Bree get her motivation to fight this cruel twist of fate her daughter was dealt with?

She was motivated by a trailer from a Julia Roberts film called "Secret In Their Eyes" in which a detective is devastated when she arrives at the scene of her daughter's murder. The trailer is emotional and it sends the protagonist on a quest to find and capture her daughter's killer. By the end of the trailer, Bree admitted that she was balling her eyes out.

So where did Bree get her motivation to fight this cruel twist of fate her daughter was dealt with?

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Meanwhile, Kylie's condition continued to worsen and there didn't seem to be an end, at least not a positive one to this 14-month battle.

But people weren't willing to give up so easily. So they created a Facebook page called "Prayers For Kylie, God's Little Warrior" where people from all over could show their support.

Meanwhile, Kylie's condition continued to worsen and there didn't seem to be an end, at least not a positive one to this 14-month battle.

Kylie Rowand Foundation

When something this tragic happens, you need a lot of emotional and financial support.

Fortunately, Luke and Bree got plenty of both through the online community. In fact, over 200,000 people joined Kylie's page and provided supportive comments and donations to help the family out during this difficult time.

When something this tragic happens, you need a lot of emotional and financial support.

Kylie Rowand Foundation

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