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Prayer vigil held for Cottontown woman battling cancer

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Morgan Hutcherson was diagnosed with a brain tumor on March 31, 2013. Morgan Hutcherson was diagnosed with a brain tumor on March 31, 2013.
WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. -

A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night for the young Cottontown woman battling brain cancer.

Morgan Hutcherson was diagnosed with a brain tumor on March 31, 2013.

Doctors were able to successfully remove 98% of the tangerine-sized tumor days later, but the tiny remains left behind have spread at an alarming rate.

Doctors then gave her 12 to 18 months to live.

Morgan created a bucket list, and has already marked several items off, including a trip to Disney World with the help of a Nashville businessman and going skydiving.

In early July, she became very ill and was rushed to the hospital, where she was put on a breathing tube for a while. Doctors also placed a peg feeding tube in Morgan.

She returned home a few weeks ago, but recently experienced a series of seizures and that's when the family called on the community to pray. Due to her declining health, Morgan is currently bedridden.

The vigil was held at the White House Municipal Park on Highway 76 at 8 p.m. in White House, Tennessee.

"I'll never be able to put that into words, what it means that the community is rallying around her like they have because it has carried us. It literally has carried us," Morgan's father, Rick Hutcherson, explained to Nashville's News 2.

"I know a lot of people don't believe in things like that, but I can tell you it makes a difference. It makes a difference," he said.

Morgan's Dad went on to express they continue to believe Morgan will win this battle one way or another.

"If God calls her home it's going to be from home. It's not going to be from a hospital. Morgan will beat it, even if it takes her from us physically. There are certain things that cancer will never touch or be able to touch. So in the end, Morgan one, cancer zero."

For those who wish they could have participated but were unable to attend, organizers said to light a candle at home and say a prayer for Morgan.

For more information on Morgan’s battle, visit her Facebook page. To donate and help Morgan's family financially, visit YouCaring.com.

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