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    A North Texas girl is taking her cancer fight to Washington D.C. Nine-year-old Sadie Keller is calling on Vice President Joe Biden to help make childhood cancer research a national priority. (Published Monday, July 25, 2016)

    A North Texas girl is taking her cancer fight to Washington, D.C.

    Nine-year-old Sadie Keller is battling leukemia. For the last year NBC 5 has covered how she video-blogged her cancer treatment and raised more than 1,000 toys for sick kids at Christmas.

    In a new video, Sadie is calling on Vice President Joe Biden to help make childhood cancer research a national priority.

    Through an organization called The Truth 365, which documents children fighting cancer, Keller is sharing the video and urging the vice president to attend an upcoming event called CureFest in Washington, D.C. The event is aimed at uniting the childhood cancer community.

    "I hope you don't forget about all those kids like me," Keller said in the video.

    In January, President Barack Obama announced the creation of a new government initiative aimed at accelerating cancer research.

    Sadie wants to make sure children's cancer research is on the mind of lawmakers.

    "I don't think any parent should outlive their child," she said.

    Sadie hopes the video is shared across social media so the vice president may see it and join her at the event.

    Watch Sadie's video here on Facebook.