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Local girl fighting cancer with nutrition

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19 year old Sydney Petty is mixing what she calls a cancer fighting cocktail.

She's blending vegetables like kale and organic ginger to heal herself from the inside out.

This juicing journey began when she found a lump in her throat. She tells 13 ABC,.

"I was thinking oh my gosh I got this from stress...my friend just had one so all I thought I needed was antibiotics."

On October 28th Sydney was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer.

Although her doctor suggested chemo and radiation...this UT Biology student decided to research how she can fight it holistically. She tells 13 ABC,

"I looked up Cris Beat Cancer ...he's been cancer free for ten years...by eating fruits and veggies and supplements you need to stop cancer in its tracks."

Sydney's mother Clara wants to support her daughter but isn't totally sold on the whole idea. She tells 13 ABC,

"as a parent you just go back and forth back and forth...is she making the right decision...do I support her decision...do I make her...and she came to me last week and she came to my room and she said I know you are scared...and I don't want to make you cry...but god told me I can do this. "

So here's the deal this mother and daughter have made. When they go back to the doctor, if the cancer has grown they will talk about more aggressive treatments...which include 38 chemo treatments.

In the meantime, the community is cheering Sydney on no matter what treatment she chooses. She tells 13 ABC,

"it feels awesome ...it feels good to have somebody behind me."

Sydney's gym, Extreme Results is having a fundraiser in her honor this Saturday to help raise money for her medical expenses. Clara tells 13 ABC,

"I say a lot of times when I cry...its not because of what has happened to us because we have to be ready to fight it...I cry because I cannot believe the kindness of people and the generosity. "

It's the encouragement that fuels Sydney's fight.

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