Harrisonville community rallies around young girl with infectious smile, resilient attitude

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HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- A little girl has spent most of her time fighting the cancer that is trying to take her life. On Monday evening, dozens of peopled joined her fight, rallying around the seven-year-old and her family.

Jordan Overcast has an infectious smile, but it's her resilience that people just can't stop talking about. Over the last five years, Jordan has had several surgeries and treatments to remove a persistent brain cancer that continues to spread.

While many adults told FOX 4 that Jordan’s ordeal would have been too much for them to bear, those close to Jordan say she never ever complains.

"She's given us joy. Yes, she's precious," said family friend Tina Coffey.

"Just to see how strong she is, curious, just a little petite girl. She's been through so much and she’s so strong,” said Andy Copeland.

Jordan is not out of the woods yet. In two weeks she starts eight weeks of radiation therapy. For more about her story, click on this link.