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Girl wants to celebrate cancer victory with community

Diana and Elena Shiver Diana and Elena Shiver

A Tifton girl is celebrating her victory over cancer and she wants the community to join in.

Elena Shiver is no longer fighting for her life. She wants to say thanks to all who supported her during her journey.

8 year-old Elena Shiver is ready to get back to an active life.

"Tennis, basketball, baseball," said Elena Shiver.

Elena battled Leukemia for the last two years. After countless chemo treatments, she was told on Monday, June 16, she is cancer free.

"I'm happy and grateful. I'm happy I'm getting my port removed," said Elena.

Elena has one more procedure to face and she can get back to all the things she wants to do.

"Little chance of it ever coming back. Zero percent chance. And she has a port right here that is schedule to be removed on July 21," said Diana Shiver, mother.

Elena and her family are planning a big celebration with the community.

"We're making a big list of everyone we want to invite, everyone we want to thank and just to celebrate with us," said Diana Shiver.

Shiver traveled to Atlanta several times for treatments. Friends, family, churches and businesses in Tift County all came together to take of their needs.

"With food, travel expenses, transportation, baby sitters, prayers, car washes. Everything to help us through this time," said Diana Shiver.

Now that Elena is cancer free, she plans to encourage other kids fighting cancer.

The family is still working out details of the community celebration, but they plan to have it on August 16th.


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