When 11-year-old Journee Woodward went to her Edmond Oklahoma dentist for a routine cleaning, the last thing she and her family expected was that the visit would lead to her fighting for her life.

Journee was in the dentist’s chair when the dental hygienist noticed something amiss with Journee’s eyes, not her teeth. Journee’s eyes looked yellow. The dentist urged Journee’s mom to take her to her family physician. After a series of tests, including an MRI and a CAT scan, doctors determined that Journee had a grapefruit-sized tumor on her pancreas.

Last Friday she underwent a nine hour surgery to remove the tumor. She’s currently in the Intensive Care Unit at University of Oklahoma Children's Hospital. Her parents have set up a fundraising page, called Journee’s Journey, to help pay for her medical costs, and to help care for the family’s two children who are still at home. If you would like to donate, here is a link to the fundraising page: LINK