Community Supports 8-Year-Old Girl Battling Cancer

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – The Lansing and East Lansing communities got the chance to help a little girl battling cancer.

Lacey Holsworth, 8-years-old, suffers from Neuroblastoma and her situation has grabbed the hearts of many in the community, along with her friendship with MSU basketball player Adreian Payne.

6 News was at the East Lansing Buffalo Wild Wings Monday, where 10 percent of proceeds are being donated in support of Lacey.

Abby Eiseler knew she wanted to help out the Holsworth's the moment she saw Lacey's smile. 

“Before I even read Lacey's story, I seen Lacey's photo and her smile is just amazing. She just radiates, she's got an aura about her, she just draws people in,” said Abby Eiseler, Lansing Buffalo Wild Wings.

Eiseler can't believe how successful the event she organized is.

“When Lacey walked through the door and seen all her balloons, that's how you get repaid, and it's amazing.”

An added bonus, she's gotten to see that irresistible smile all day. And so has everyone else. “Let's go take it to the table,” as Lacey waited on tables.

“A year and a half ago she couldn't walk at all. And she's just walking around, smiling, taking everybody's orders, so it's great to see her running around,” said Matt Holsworth, Lacey's Dad.

Lacey's working the room, but her dad says she's been having some tough days lately, so the event came at the perfect time.

“Something like this really boosts her spirits and seeing all her family and friends and all the people that love and support her.”

Her favorite guest? MSU basketball star Adreian Payne “because he's my big brother.”

“It's really her time to come out and enjoy the moment. And we just come out and support it,” said Adreian Payne, MSU Basketball.

The two have supported each other for years now. Just last Thursday, Lacey joined her big brother on the court for the basketball team's Senior Day.

“I was glad to have Lacey and her family come out with me.”

But Monday is for Lacey and even more important to a girl as loving as Lacey, is “that I get to see everybody.”

By Sari Soffer, 6 News Intern.

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