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Community comes out to support Desi Cechin

Love and prayer for a little local girl that continues to battle a rare form of cancer. Tonight five year old Desi Cechin is in New York to begin treatment again for neuroblastoma. Here at home friends and family and gathered in palm desert to show support for little Desi and her family.

“The cancer has returned, its looking pretty aggressive, its spread even beyond her initial diagnosis, so that was a big blow,” said Desi’s aunt Melissa Mead.

A big blow to family and friends of five year old Desi Cechin of Indio. Cechin is once again battling neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer. Tonight — hundreds of people gathered at palm desert civic center park — to show they’re holding her in their hearts.

Those gathered lit candles, a symbol of hope, a sign of Desi’s eternal light and positivity.

Desi and her parents are at Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York, where she’ll undergo five more days of intense chemotherapy.It’s a repeat of last August when massive fundraising efforts in the community allowed the family to make their first trip there for treatment. Recently, her scans showed no evidence of the cancer. But last Friday, news the cancer returned.

Now Desi’s parents are asking for positive thoughts and prayers for their little girl. And family members are overwhelmed by the response.

Everyone keeping their minds on Desi’s recovery. We’re told doctors will scan Desi after this round of treatment.

The results of those scans will help them decide what to do next.

Stay with News Channel 3/CBS Local 2 and as we continue to follow Desi’s brave fight.

KESQ News Team

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