Community Rallies to Support Girl, 7, With Cancer - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Community Rallies to Support Girl, 7, With Cancer

Riddled with water damage, mold and asbestos, 7-year-old Yosselin Villatoro’s home was not a safe place for the young Cincinnati Children’s cancer patient.  For the past year, Yosselin has been battling metastatic osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer more commonly seen in children twice her age.

Once word spread about Yosselin and the condition of her family’s home, the Liberty Twp. community rallied to help. Volunteers are now building a new home for the family – free of charge.

The family is expected to move in later this year. Supporters won’t reveal too much about plans for the inside of the new home, but say their goal is to make it an “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” surprise.

Read more about Yosselin’s story.



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