Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Cancer Survivor, 10, Plays Alongside Stars In 'Playing For Keeps ...

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) ??A 10-year-old cancer survivor from Southern California plays alongside Hollywood heartthrob Gerard Butler in a new romantic comedy flick.

Abella Wyss, who left the Children?s Hospital of Los Angeles on Monday after battling cancer for seven years,?has a role in ?Playing for Keeps?, which stars Butler as a former soccer player turned coach.

The vibrant young girl said the movie has some parallels with her life, from her love of soccer to the loss of a sibling.

Abella?s?4-year-old brother, Hudson, died from a rare brain tumor in 2008.

Abella was?later tested and diagnosed with brain tumors and tumors in her lungs.

?Every diagnosis is a new challenge presented. Abella is strong and has been through this physically and emotionally,? said her mother, Jamie.

Oliver, Abella?s father, was a former soccer player who battled his own cancer scare.

He started the non-profit organization Soccer for Hope to help children with life-threatening diseases.

?Our goal in life was always to help. I think, obviously, we weren?t going to help without having children diagnosed,? said Oliver.

Soccer for Hope has raised more than $2 million over the years for pediatric cancer and the Children?s Hospital of Los Angeles.

Source: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/12/03/cancer-survivor-10-plays-alongside-stars-in-playing-for-keeps/

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