7-Week-Old Born With Tumor the Size of a Cantaloupe Needs Your Help

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 9, 2014   |   4:49PM   |   Washington, DC

The pro-life movement has a wonderful resiliency and ability to come together for a common cause. As LifeNews reported today, the makers of the movie about late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell raised the $2.1 million they needed to make a Hollywood-style movie thanks to the help of tens of thousands of pro-life people.

leightonNow, pro-lifers need to step up to the plate again, this time for a little girl.

Keenan and Dave Sanders of Kirkland, Washington recently found out their daughter has a massive tumor growing on her stomach. At first they thought it was something less concerning, but now, as The Blaze reports, they need your help.

At only 7 weeks old, little Leighton has already undergone several surgeries, including a couple this week, to detach the 3-pound tumor and remove many of the organs to which it was connected. She weighed less than nine pounds to begin with.

“When I start to take everything in at once, I can’t handle it. I can’t listen to it. It becomes too much when I hear every single obstacle that she faces and will face. It’s overwhelming,” Keenan Sanders told KOMO-TV earlier this week.

According to the family’s GoFundMe page, which will help pay for medical bills, the cancerous tumor grew “a mile a minute.”  The tumor was found only 5 percent cancerous, which means it’s less likely there is any other cancer remaining in Leighton’s body.

At this point, Leighton is being fed and drained with tubes and will remain in the hospital for “a very long time,” with transplants and reconstruction in her future after swelling goes down. Leighton is waiting for a liver and pancreas transplant, but even if they become available, she’s too weak to receive the surgeries at the moment.

The baby can cry with her eyes but can’t make a sound because the tubes are blocking the way.