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  • Worth Co. hosts open house

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June 23, 2007

Moultrie -- A small south Georgia baby, struggling to live, is having her wishes come true.

Stephanie Talley of Moultrie has undergone numerous surgeries to remove a brain tumor. Those surgeries have been hard on Stephanie, but to make the recovery process a little easier, one-non profit organization based in Atlanta is granting her wish.

For 18-month-old Stephanie Talley, Christmas is here early. Volunteers with the Children's Wish Foundation greeted Stephanie with numerous gifts. "She was given a stereo system along with her favorite music," says mother, Shelby Talley.

Since January, Stephanie has undergone six surgeries to remove a tumor on her brain. "She's been through feeding tubes, she's been on the ventilator on two separate occasions," says her mother.

While Stephanie has battled to live, her mother says through her struggle, Stephanie has remained strong. "She took it so well, at first she wasn't like it too much at first," says her mother.

And even though her struggle with a brain tumor has affected Stephanie's ability to walk and talk, she remains quite the personality--seen especially through her love of country music.

 "She loves county music. And Tim McGraw, I don't know what it is, her face lights up, she starts saying 'M,M' and she starts dancing," says her mother.

"I really love working with kids," says Cheryl Wood. Wood eagerly volunteered her time on behalf of the Children's Wish Foundation. "We put things together and got it already and brought it out here and delivered it today."

And for that, both mother and daughter are grateful. "I want to send a good word out for them," says Stephanie's mother.

Doctors at St. Jude's Hospital in Memphis were able to successfully remove Stephanie's brain tumor.

On Monday, Stephanie and her mother will fly back to the hospital so doctors can examine Stephanie's recovery from the recent surgery.

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