By Matt Kroschel

HAYDEN, Colo. (CBS4)– A little girl will celebrate her sixth birthday in a Denver hospital and all she wants for her birthday are cards from strangers.

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Maliah Wallace is undergoing treatment for leukemia. She was diagnosed last Thanksgiving and the battle continues.

Maliah Wallace (credit: CBS)

She is just a normal kid, a little camera shy but with the biggest smile you can find.

Maliah Wallace (credit: CBS)

Maliah will turn 6 years old on July 31. On Thursday, CBS4’s Matt Kroschel caught up with the family as they traveling to Children’s Hospital Colorado for more painful treatments.

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Her growing supporters have started a challenge to have everyone send a card with $6 in honor of her 6th birthday.

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The money will help her parents keep up with the expensive trips for treatment as the bills stack up.

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“It’s been hard, we have all been stretched dealing with making sure she gets better,” her dad Jimmy who works for the town public works department told CBS4’s Kroschel.

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A little girl with an uphill battle- hoping for a little help to make it to the top.

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Mail birthday cards to Maliah Wallace, P.O. Box 612, Hayden, CO 81639

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Matt Kroschel covers news throughout Colorado working from the CBS4 Mountain Newsroom. Send story ideas to mrkroschel@cbs.com and connect with him on Twitter @Matt_Kroschel.