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World Trade Center to go gold

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Like so many teenagers, Shelby Huff was hung up on getting abs until one day two years ago when she realized looking good was not as important as feeling good. She was doing sit-ups when suddenly she developed huge bruises on her legs. Shelby was diagnosed with a deadly bone marrow disease. The treatments for that disease triggered cancer.

Shelby and her mom, Jennifer, have been in New York City's Ronald McDonald House for the last six months straight and six months before that in another hospital in Minneapolis. It's been a lot, like it is for so many families whose kids are fighting cancer.

Shelby says no one ever thinks it's going to be them. She wants everyone to know about going gold, the color for pediatric awareness.

While the empire state building continues to say no to going gold, it seems each day another New York landmark is committing to turn that color come September: The Coney Island Parachute Jump, Bay Ridge, Times Square, the Helmsley Building, and now One World Trade Center.

Shelby is so excited that with the right research and funding maybe other young kids like her won't have to go through what she just did.

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