Baby battles rare cancer

(WFIE) An Illinois infant is battling an extremely rare form of cancer, the youngest person ever to be diagnosed with Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia.

There are only two doctors in the world who specialize in it and it is usually diagnosed in children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years, but Vaida Scott was diagnosed when she was just 6 weeks old.

Vaida is one of only 200 people in the world that are affected by the disease.

Her mother, Felicia Skelton, says Vaida’s war with cancer began before the first battle was ever fought.

“We had her three months early, so she was diagnosed six week before she was supposed to be born,” Skelton says.

Vaida weighed just under two pounds at birth. To her parents, that became the least of their worries.

“We found out she had a brain bleed, her white blood cells were shooting up way higher than what normal is,” Skelton recalls.

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