Frances Grace Hirs
Baldwin County
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Frances Grace Hirs, a very brave little girl from Baldwin County is an expert on cancer, chemo, and leukemia. She was referred to Children's Hospital by her local pediatrician in August of 2003. There, she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), which is a serious type of blood cancer. She endured chemo and all of its side effects. She suffered a fractured back in five places and had to have a feeding tube. She lost all of her hair. Her parents, Allen and Debbie Hirs watched helplessly. But with the help of God and the staff at Children's Hospital in Birmingham, 9 year old Frances Grace is now celebrating her 5th year in remission! She is a healthy 3rd grader who likes ballet, violin, and Hannah Montana! Her parents started a golf tournament in her honor to raise money for other children suffering with this disease. "Tee Off Fore A Cure" has raised over $160,000 total in the past 4 years it has been held!