SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — An 8-year-old Utah girl found out she had cancer last month.
Chrissy Turner told her parents that she had a lump on her chest and was scared in the middle October.
They discovered that she had a very rare form of breast cancer called secretory carcinoma.
“Only 1 in one million are diagnosed and she is the youngest that they’ve run across having this particular type of breast cancer,” said her mother, Annette Turner.
Cancer isn’t a stranger to the Turner family, as both of Chrissy’s parents are cancer survivors. Annette is a cervical cancer survivor. Troy Turner, Chrissy’s father, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma when Chrissy was just a baby. Troy is still fighting with his disease.
“I broke down. It’s a struggle every day worrying about my family, about my husband and now my baby girl,” Annette said.
Chrissy will undergo a mastectomy at the Huntsman Cancer Institute as the first part of her treatment.
In the meantime, friends of the Turner family have started a GoFundMe account to help the family with their medical expenses.