Celebs Reach Out to Support 2-Year-Old Battling Cancer

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Mar. 1 2010, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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Celebrities and bloggers all over the Web have been deeply moved by the story of Layla Grace, a two-year-old battling stage-four neuroblastoma. The family of five from Texas has been enduring the unbearable, as they watch their youngest member struggle with the awful disease. But they are not alone. Layla's mom created a Twitter account, and now more than 23,000 followers are being updated daily on little Layla Grace's condition.

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Support from the Internet has provided the family with a small about of solace.

Layla Grace's parents find support and comfort on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Parents across the country and celebrities like Ryan Seacrest, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Giuliana Rancic are among those urging others to keep Layla in their prayers.

"Just spoke w/ the mother of 2yr old @laylagrace who is in her final days of battling cancer. Keep her in our prayers," Ryan Tweeted recently.


The latest Tweets from @LaylaGrace are getting more heartwrenching to read: "Hospice came & increased her morphine. She is still in pain at the moment. Hoping it starts working soon."

While the details of Layla's difficult struggle draw supporters and prayers, the family photos and memories Layla's mother shares really connect people across the Twitterverse and Web to feel close to this little girl fighting for her life.

"I can't believe the # of emails I'm receiving from ppl who submitted her story 2 Oprah & Ellen! What a platform that would b 4 awareness!," Layla's mom Tweeted today.

Visit for links and information on how you can help fundraise. All donations go directly to Layla Grace's medical expenses.


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