Community rallies for terminally ill children

Community rallies for terminally ill children

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Sebastian Crane is just like any other 5-year old with one exception; he's been fighting to stay alive since he was born.

"He was going to have to face one of the hardest things of his life," said his mother, Lisa Crane.

While Lisa was pregnant with Sebastian, she learned he had an incurable heart disease. Doctors gave her the option to terminate her pregnancy, but she and her husband, Stephen, agreed they didn't want to do that.

Sebastian has undergone three open heart surgeries...

"We proved them wrong. He's 5 and doing awesome," said Lisa.

Just when it seemed things were starting to look up the Crane's 9-year old daughter, Emily, began to get sick. The Cranes learned she had advanced cancer this summer.

"It was like a sucker punch to the stomach. It was like you've got to be kidding me," said Lisa.

Emily is getting chemo and will soon undergo radiation treatments.

"You don't know what's going to happen from one day to the next. Things could be going along smooth and great and then the next day it just turns your whole like around," said Stephen.

With mounting medical bills, the family needed help. So on Saturday hundreds gathered at Texas Old Town in Kyle to raise money.

From a carnival, to food, hay rides, and an animal farm these tough kids got the chance to forget about illness and just be kids.

The Cranes were overwhelmed by the support they received.

"We're not alone in this. There are so many people who also have issues, but they're still taking time out of their lives to bless ours," said Lisa.

Dickey's Barbecue, PoK-e-Jo's BBQ and Chick-fil-A all donated the food for the fundraiser.

If you would like to follow the Cranes, they have set up a Facebook page where they post updates. And you can send donations on the family's website Caringforthecranes.com.

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