Paddle for Daisy Merrick

Updated: August 21, 2012, 3:28 PM ET
By Casey Butler | ESPN Action Sports

Four months ago, doctors removed a golf ball-sized tumor from Daisy Love Merrick's belly. This was the third. It was also the smallest. One was the size of a Nerf football. Merrick, who's 8 years old, has been battling kidney cancer for nearly three years.

Daisy, granddaughter to celebrated shaper Al Merrick, has endured six surgeries, 22 rounds of chemotherapy, and two courses of brutal radiation. She has doctors in both the U.S. and Israel and she still faces more chemo and a possible ...

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