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Christiansburg church holds fundraiser for local girl

By Web Staff, WDBJ7, news@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jun 24 2013 11:04:59 AM EDT
Updated On: Jun 24 2013 11:29:24 AM EDT
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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. -

A church in the New River Valley is helping a girl fight a rare disease.

Olivia was diagnosed with Fanconi anemia when she was just three.

Now, at five years old, she's already had a bone marrow transplant.

Earlier today, Harbor of Hope Pentecostal Holiness Church held a fundraiser in her honor.

Olivia's mother said while the last few years have been a struggle, there's a glimmer of hope.

"About three weeks ago, they called and said her immune study, they do that routinely. I don't know how often, but she had made such an improvement, they were willing to lift her restrictions so she could go outside without a mask," said Crystal Eubank.

Olivia will continue to have more tests and follow up appointments.

In the meantime, doctors and Olivia's parents are taking one day a time.