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Duck Dynasty Star Sadie Robertson Asks for Prayer for Terminally Ill 9-Year-Old

( [email protected] ) Oct 03, 2014 02:29 PM EDT
"Dancing with the Stars" and "Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson recently took to social media to ask for prayer for 9 year old Haley, who has a brain tumor.
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas wowed judges with their performance on last night's ''Dancing with the Stars'' premiere.

"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson recently took a moment from her busy schedule to ask fans to pray for a 9-year-old girl fighting for her life with a brain tumor.

Robertson, who is currently featured on the latest season of Dancing with the Stars, encouraged her Twitter and Instagram followers to pray for a young girl named Haley.

"Hey everyone meet Haley, a precious little girl going through a big battle," she told her followers.

In 2013, doctors first discovered spots on Haley's brain stem. Since then, the young girl has undergone extensive surgery and a course of chemotherapy.

Another tumor developed as the year went on and in February 2014 she was diagnosed with stage 3 anaplastic astrocytoma.

After six weeks of radiation and chemotherapy, the MRI showed that one tumor had disappeared and the other had stopped growing.

However, last month, another MRI revealed new tumor growth on the brain stem and the growth of more tumors, meaning Haley had to resume chemotherapy.

"We all go through battles in life & they can get really difficult," wrote Sadie.

"Although they are hard battles became [sic] way easier when you have a lot of people with you. Pray for this sweet little girl & write comments of encouragement. I believe God is bigger than all of our battles."

Sadie is not the only member of the "Duck" clan to support Haley.

Haley - Missy Robertson & Haley - Duck Dynasty Sadie Robertson
Missy Robertson, left, and Haley (Holding Hands for Faley/Facebook)
Duck Dynasty's Uncle Si and Haley
Si Robertson, left, and Haley (Holding Hands for Faley/Facebook)

Robertson patriarch Phil and son Jase also spent time with the young girl, while Missy Robertson took to Facebook to encourage people to pray for the little girl.

"What an honor to meet this little gem and her precious family today. Haley is 9 and has an aggressive form of brain cancer. Please join me and my family in praying for her and her brave parents. She could use some encouragement. We know that our God is the Great Physician and can heal her. We also take comfort in knowing that He will do what is best for Haley and those who love her. Let them know you are praying!"

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A Facebook page has been set up to rally support for Haley.

Haley and Duck Dynasty
Haley and the Duck Commander family. (Holding Hands for Faley/Facebook)