Young cancer patient makes bucket list

Savannah Gomez, 6, was diagnosed with brain cancer in March

SAN ANTONIO - Brain cancer is not enough to keep Savannah Gomez from living life to the fullest.

In March, the 6-year-old was diagnosed with a desmoplastic infantile ganglioglioma, a brain tumor.

After multiple rounds of chemotherapy doctors told Savannah's parents the tumor was inoperable.

Determined to give their daughter the best childhood possible, Savannah's parents had her make a bucket list.

"She's six so her wishes are really pretty simple," Sylvia Gomez, Savannah's mother, said. "It's Build-a-Bear, go to Splashtown, have a lot of chocolate, go to the movies."

So far, the family has been able to grant most of Savannah's wishes, except one.

"She would like to meet Selena Gomez or Katy Perry," her mom said. "She loves their music."

Andres Gomez, Savannah's father, said the family has been overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers, many who have been compelled to act after seeing Savannah's Facebook page.

"It took a while to get used to and to see people having such big hearts and willing to help out of their own hearts its really amazing," he said.

Gomez said with each passing day he's learning more and more about his daughter.

"She's a tough kid. She's a fighter. She's never once given up and never once complained about whats going on with her."

The family is holding a fundraiser to help pay for Savannah's hospice care on Friday at Murfs Better Burgers, 2922 West Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

50 percent of sales will be donated to the Gomez family.

To help Savannah with her bucket list click https://www.facebook.com/PrincessSavannahAGomezPrayerPage.

To donate visit gofundme.com/3rqt60.

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