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Family of Canyon girl battling cancer says days with her are "limited"

9-year-old Tatum Schulte has been battling cancer after being diagnosed in December 2015. Her family now says their time with her is "limited."{ }

The family of a Canyon girl who has been battling cancer says their days with her are "limited."

Tatum Schulte has been battling the disease since she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that happens in children, in December 2015. Since then, the family has been on a rollercoaster.

At one point, Tatum had to have her leg amputated due to the disease. She was declared cancer-free in September 2016, however, it was learned earlier in 2017 that the cancer had returned.

Then in April, one of Tatum's head oncologist told them that the pathology report stated the tumor had 80 percent necrosis, or dead cancer cells. The doctor said there was "no explanation" for the dead cancer cells.

However, in August, Tatum's family announced she had been placed in hospice.

Now, a post on the Team Tatum Facebook page on Friday stated, "We have really tried to avoid this post, but we want to update all of our prayer warriors."

The post went on to say their days with Tatum were limited and they are enjoying every second with her.

"At this time we ask that you continue to pray for peace and comfort that surpasses all understanding."

The family asked the public for privacy during "these last few days."

Tatum has received support and shout-outs from some of her favorite celebrities, including Miranda Lambert and Tim Tebow. Duke University's Coach K also sent some love Tatum's way in the form of an autographed basketball.


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