Woman runs marathon to help child battling brain cancer

A woman runs the Suffolk Marathon to raise money and awareness for children with cancer.

A woman runs the Suffolk Marathon to raise money and awareness for children with cancer. (9/17/15)

CENTER MORICHES - A 7-year-old girl from Center Moriches is in the fight of her life as she battles brain cancer, and one woman who was inspired by her strength went the distance in "A Marathon for Morgan."

Morgan was a healthy 6-year-old and a twin to her sister Emma. However, last August doctors discovered a golf-size tumor in her brain. The swelling in Morgan's brain was so bad that doctors had to remove a portion of her skull.

The surgery caused Morgan to have a seizure and a stroke. Doctors removed 90 percent of the tumor, but Morgan needed six rounds of chemo and then radiation.

It was during that time that Morgan's family met Bethann Telford through a mutual friend. Telford also had brain cancer 10 years ago and beat it.

Since then she says she's made it her mission to help children battling brain cancer by going the distance for them.

Bethann says even though she's crossed the finish line, her race to raise money and awareness for children with cancer is far from over.

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