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Fundraisers set for Joplin toddler fighting cancer


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Drue and Scottie Woods hold their daughters, Scottie Marie, left, and Steele as they pose for a photograph. A fundraiser is set Thursday at Pizza Hut to help the family pay for the cost of 3-year-old Scottie Marie's battle with cancer in Denver, where she has been since she was diagnosed at age 2.

Fundraisers will be held Thursday in Havre and Shelby for a Joplin girl who is in Denver receiving treatment for neuroblastoma.

Scottie Marie Woods, 3, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare type of cancerous tumor that primarily affects children, on her second birthday in April of 2017.

Woods and her family, parents Scottie and Drue and sister Steele, are from a farm north of Joplin but have been staying in Denver while Woods receives treatment at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Woods loves "being outdoors, feeding all her animals and helping Grandpa milk the cow," her CaringBridge webs...

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