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Toddler Cancer Survivor Lives Out Soccer Dream

A South Florida aspiring soccer player scoring a huge GOAL at only three years old.

Little Makinley Edwards beat liver cancer and now she's getting some love from her role models, the Miami FC players.

The soccer club opened its doors to Makinley Tuesday for some coaching and fun on the field with players.

"The fight in her and what she's gone through to put a smile on her face, it's just as rewarding for us as it is for her," said Miami FC Defender Gabriel Farfan.

At only a few months old, Makinley had to undergo a liver transplant.

The energetic three-year-old is now celebrating life after she won her battle with cancer.

"When she was in the hospital she was the exact same person. She never changed her personality. She's always been outgoing and excited about everything," said Nicole Edwards, mother.

Makinley's mom say they now work to promote childhood cancer awareness.

"She's a great inspiration for our club," said Farfan.

Miami FC will honor the mini cancer survivor Friday before their game against Puerto Rico.

If you want to help children battling cancer, you can do so by attending Miami FC games.

Part of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit childhood cancer awareness.

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