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A Bunch Of People Are Defending A Cancer Patient Who Received Hate Online

Yes, she is bald and beautiful.

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This is Sarah Manzanares, a 17-year-old from Aurora, Colorado. Manzanares told BuzzFeed News she has been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of cancer.

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She said: "I have a tumor that pushes on the right side of my heart, sits in between my heart valves, and on my trachea."

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Manzanares said she felt "SO FREAKING happy" when her selfies went viral. She hopes they will help little girls "who are just as sad as I was and can look at my picture and maybe get a different perspective of cancer".

People quickly jumped to defend Manzanares after seeing the horrible remark. She said she is appreciative of the "thousands of good tweets I get from all these kind and loving people".

I will never understand why some of y'all feel the need to say unnecessary things for shock value or to be labeled… https://t.co/ofRwG0bo9p

"One of the worst things I have seen on this site", one of her supporters tweeted.

this is honestly one of the worst things i have seen on this site, you must be a really insecure person to be makin… https://t.co/RMqpAegAs7

"She didn't even ask for your opinion," another said.

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Manzanares said she was so grateful for their love and support that she feels she "owes them something". "I decided when I raise enough money, I'm going to start a makeup channel for cancer patients on YouTube, and that's how I'll repay them," she added.

She said the channel will include "tips and tricks from chemo nausea to [coping with] depression".

Manzanares really wants her experience to help raise awareness so people think twice about posting hurtful comments.

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