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Lydia has genuine concern for everybody, according to her mother Annette Sanderson. Her energetic personality sticks in the minds of those who interact with her. (Riham Feshir / Enterprise)

Toddler battling brain tumor celebrates end of chemotherapy

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When people run into Lydia Faith Sanderson, they're greeted with a warm smile, an energetic personality and sometimes a question.

"What did you do last night?" she asks.


And when people ask what her name is, she answers with Lydia Faith "Tough Cookie Cookie Monster" Sanderson.

The 3-year-old has known nothing but the chemotherapy life. At 8 months, she was diagnosed with an Optic Tract Glioma - a brain tumor.

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