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Carolina Malagon and her mother, Natalia. (Credit: Steve Miller/Newsradio WBBM)

Carolina Malagon and her mother, Natalia. (Credit: Steve Miller/Newsradio WBBM)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Updating the medical condition of those with a serious illness is the mission of Caring Bridge–a not-for-profit that provides free websites for families to keep their friends and relatives informed.

WBBM’s Steve Miller has the story of one Chicago area mother and daughter.

“Carolina is five-and-a-half. Full of life, laughter. She loves to sing. She loves to dance,” says Natalia Malagon, Carolina’s mother.

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“She truly believes she’s a true cowgirl. She’s in love with horses. She thinks that Mommy’s saving up money to buy her a horse.”

Natalia spoke with WBBM Newsradio in between Carolina’s appointments at Children’s Memorial Hospital.

Carolina was diagnosed with leukemia on Aug. 19.

Natalia says Carolina is doing well now. And she posts updates on CaringBridge.org – a free website.

And they can both see comments from others.

“For Carolina, her favorite ones are from her teachers,” said Natalia. “That, to her, is her most uplifting.”

CaringBridge.org was founded 14 years ago and has 290,000 personal web sites.