Texas girl suffering from rare form of brain cancer gains special birthday celebration

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POSTED: Monday, August 5, 2013 - 8:00pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 5, 2013 - 8:04pm

On Saturday, the Fair family's backyard was filled with everything a child could ever ask for-- all for Phoebe Fair's birthday. It was a very special party for a very special girl.

Since Phoebe was a toddler, she has been fighting a rare form of brain cancer.

Her mother Amey Fair explains, "At two and a half years old she wad diagnosed with a very rare form of malignant brain cancer called atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor."

Doctors gave the child a 50 percent chance of survival if given the proper treatments. Those treatments included 14 months of chemotherapy along with countless brain surgeries.

Sadly, during Phoebe's latest doctor's visit, they only gave her weeks left to live, but that hasn't stopped the Fairs from celebrating her August 16 birthday a little early.

Fair says, "She loves to have a fingernail painting party and you know, just be around people. The more the merrier."

The fair's remain positive through this struggle, saying they get their strength from God. Father, Nathan Fair, explains, "We prayed in the very beginning, we asked God that no matter what happens that Phoebe's life would bring glory to Him and that our family's reaction to this situation would bring honor and glory to Him."

It seems that Phoebe's story has done just that. Her Facebook page, "Pray for Phoebe Fair" has almost 13,000 followers praying for her recovery and bringing awareness to this rare cancer.

For more on how you can donate to to this cancer research visit Cancer Research.

For more on Phoebe's story visit Praying for Phoebe Fair.

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