(KCEN) – People wearing "Team Jayln" shirts swarmed around the Barking Oak's Pet Resort in Temple on Saturday. They're goal? To help make more of Jayln's wishes come true.
Jayln Martin, 7, has stage four brain cancer, and with her tumor growing doctors have only given her a few more months to live. This week her family has taken her off her chemo and radiation treatments so that Jayln can enjoy her last months fulfilling her wish list.
On Saturday, close family friend Robert Halford organized "We are pulling for you", a benefit and dog weight pulling contest. Dogs from all across the nation came to meet little Jayln and show her that even the smallest can be the strongest.
"She's a very strong girl. I love her to death and she's like one of my kids. It hurts me to see her hurting," Robert said.
In addition to the dog contest, there was also a Scott and White donation bus for people to give blood. "She's always in desperate need of blood and platelets," family member Sheila Poling said. "We're just giving a little of part of ourselves for her."
All the proceeds from the benefit will go to help make Jayln's wish list come true. So far several of her wishes have been granted including an upcoming beach trip, a scheduled visit to meet the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, and a surprise poodle puppy on her way.
Two more wishes were granted on Saturday including Killeen's Ashley Furniture donating a new bedroom set of Jayln's choice, and Jellystone Park opening back up for a week to allow Jayln and friends to meet Yogi Bear.
"It's hard to take in. I'm speechless," Jayln's father Nick Martin said. "I'm glad she has touched so many hearts the way she did."
But Jayln still has a few more items on her list, including her biggest wish to meet the crew on the TV show Duck Dynasty.
If you would like to help make her dreams come true you can make donations by clicking here.
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