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article image8-year-old girl with cancer cleans up trash with her Make-A-Wish

By Owen Weldon     Mar 1, 2016 in World
Kansas City - A 8-year-old girl from Missouri was given the chance to wish for anything she wanted, so she chose something that would inspire other people.
Amelia Meyer is battling brain cancer and the Make-A-Wish Foundation gave her the chance to wish for something. She didn't wish to meet a celebrity, a musician or to go to a theme park. What she wanted was to pick up trash.
Meyer said the trash didn't look nice and that it could lead to animals getting sick. She also said it can stay dirty.
The girl's friends were more than happy to take part in the event, which also involved the community in helping make her dream come true.
The event took place on Saturday in Kansas City, and it inspired cleanups across the country. On Saturday morning, hundreds of people turned up to help with the cleanups. The mayor, Sly James, also thanked Meyer for her selfless dream and for being a neat kid.
James said he wasn't surprised at how many people showed up because Kansas City is where people truly care. He also applauded Meyer's personal crusade that inspired many people.
Jill Meyer, Amelia's mother, said her daughter was amazing, and she said the community's reaction gave her daughter a big lift. She also said that cancer kids were amazing.
Saturday's events were organized by Make-A-Wish, and Helzberg Diamonds sponsored the events. Jill Meyer works for Helzberg Diamonds.
Helzberg Diamonds has more than 200 stores across the country, and they were helping with spreading the word about the campaign. Organizers are now hoping the event will span more than just a day.
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