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BTN LiveBIG: Iowa soccer sharing Gems of Hope

In 2004, a nine-year-old girl named Tory accompanied her mother, Shiela, to the hospital while she received treatment for breast cancer. Tory wrote notes of encouragement and drew pictures for her mother that made an enormous impact on Shiela’s daily battle with the disease. This little girl became the inspiration behind Gems of Hope, a non-profit organization in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, started by Shiela and two friends that works to bring joy to cancer patients in the area through art. Sadly, Shiela lost her battle with cancer in 2008. But Gems of Hope continues in her memory, distributing more than