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13-year-old cancer survivor raising money to help other kids

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Makenzie Matthews Makenzie Matthews
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A little girl with a really big heart is hoping to raise money to help kids just like her.

Makenzie Matthews, 13, was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor back in 2008.

And after attending a Rides for Kids event, which raises money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, she wanted to do her part to help with a car wash for a cure.

"I don't want other kids to have to go through what I did," she said.

"Makenzie, at the local Burger King in Mt. Juliet, had a car wash last year and raised over $8,000," said Ride for Kids manager Mark Muhlenfeld. "Almost 100 cars came through."

That money went to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, which this week gave her a plaque for her efforts.

Makenzie is now cancer free, and this year she has a goal to raise $10,000.

If you would like to contribute, visit: http://pbtf.convio.net/goto/mmm.

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