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Teen sells cupcakes to help pay mother's cancer bills

(Courtesy: CNN Newsource/KJRH/Family photos)

TULSA, Okla. (WSYX/WTTE) - A breast cancer patient undergoing treatment in Oklahoma is struggling to pay her bills. That's why her 16-year-old daughter is using her baking skills to do what she can to help.

According to KJRH, Tyler McClain has made more than 500 cupcakes since March by advertising on Facebook, which is when her mother, Talisha, was diagnosed with breast cancer.

“How am I even going to go to the store to buy basic things like dish soap, washing powder, toilet paper, food or clothes?” Talisha McClain said.

With Talisha unable to work until January, the McClains had move out of her three-bedroom home to a small apartment. Tyler's cupcake business is her family's only source of income.

Tyler, who wants attend culinary arts school, said she's forever grateful her mother is still alive as she faces another procedure Thursday.

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the McClains.

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