A Gallatin family is especially thankful to be spending a holiday with their 4-year-old girl.
You wouldn't know it by talking to her, but little Adyson Clark is fighting an enemy that seems bigger than she is.
If you spend any amount of time with Adyson, it's likely she'll coax you into a painting lesson.
Adyson likes purple, cupcakes, her new brother Korbin, painting and glue.
Adyson is also fighting a serious illness. A few months ago her parents, Jim and Amanda Clark, noticed she was changing.
"She had lost a lot of weight and had a lot of headaches," said Amanda Clark. "She was sick in the mornings and things like that. That's how we found out."
Doctors discovered that Adyson has three cancerous and inoperable brain tumors. She's been through a series of chemotherapy treatments, and the tumors are stubborn - they're growing.
The child's church family is banding together with community leaders in Gallatin and Hendersonville to help the family with what's expected to be insurmountable medical bills.
Her parents said their faith and their daughter are keeping them strong.
"It's hard, but she's strong and she's happy all the time, so it makes it easier," said Amanda Clark.
No matter her troubles, the 4-year-old is a ball of energy. She's blind in her right eye, but doesn't let you know it as she squints to show pictures from her parent's wedding album.
Adyson's parents are hoping and praying for the best. They are considering radiation treatments in Indiana. For Adyson, she's hoping to marry one day and have children.
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