Young Rocklin Girl Diagnosed with Leukemia on a Mission to Bring Awareness to Childhood Cancer, Raise Money for Research

ROCKLIN -- A little girl has stolen the hearts of Rocklin residents with her amazing attitude despite her cancer diagnoses.

Six-year-old Taylor Hurst wants to bring awareness to childhood cancer while fighting for her own life.

The Rocklin Police Department and others are supporting her in more ways than one.

She can make you laugh, act like a kid and feel loved. Taylor Hurst doesn't let her leukemia diagnosis stop her from anything.

"I like to go in my playhouse and jump on my trampoline," said Taylor said.

Between visits to the hospital, the little girl has even made it her mission to bring awareness to childhood cancer and raise money for research. It all started with a lemonade stand. Taylor wanted to donate all the money she made to the UC Davis Child Life Department.

The Rocklin Police Department then made it their mission to let her just be a kid.

"We decided we could put the community together, raise some funds and build her a backyard," said Sgt.Eric Dollar.

The department, along with other community groups, will re-do the grass and add bark this week to make the backyard safer for Taylor.

"We have to prevent scratches and cuts, she can get an infection that way, and without an immune system it can wreak havoc on her body, she can die from that," said mom Michelle Hurst.

The family is grateful for the support, but more than anything, they want kids fighting their own cancer battles to have the most effective treatment and medicine.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and Taylor's family wants this month and every other month to be a reminder of how much help these children need.

The Hursts urge anyone touched by Taylor's story to help fund childhood cancer research through donations at UC Davis, Keaton Raphael Memorial or St. Jude's Research Hospital.

The family also has a GoFundMe account set up to help with their medical expenses.