St. Louis Cardinals pitcher helps teen get lifesaving leukemia treatment

ST. LOUIS (FOX2) - Tonight a young lady with only weeks to live in the Dominican Republic is in St. Louis to get the lifesaving treatment she needs to survive.

17-year-old Camile is suffering from leukemia and if it wasn't for some St. Louis angels, doctors say the cancer would have killed her.

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Camile arrived in St. Louis Sunday night after doctors on a medical mission back in November thought all they could offer her was pain medication and prayers.

But after meeting the teenage girl, one of the doctors, Dr. Rob Hanson a Pediatric Oncologist at Mercy Children`s Hospital said they had to try and help her.

With the help of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez and his Tsunami Waves Foundation, along with the Pujols Family Foundation, Camile was flow to St. Louis to get the care she needs at St. Louis Mercy Hospital.

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PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 10: World Future's All-Star Carlos Martinez #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws a pitch during the 2011 XM All-Star Futures Game at Chase Field on July 10, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 8: Carlos Martinez #62 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after giving up a three-run home run to A.J. Ellis #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium on August 8, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 25: Carlos Martinez #62 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws to a Washington Nationals batter during the eighth inning at Busch Stadium on September 25, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals won 4-1 to sweep the Nationals. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: Carlos Martinez #62 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts against the Boston Red Sox during Game Two of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 26: Carlos Martinez #62 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Boston Red Sox during Game Three of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 26, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 24: Carlos Martinez #62 of the St. Louis Cardinals poses during Photo Day on Monday, February 24, 2014 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 02: Carlos Martinez #44 of the St. Louis Cardinals waits to throw a pitch in the 9th inning during the game against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 2, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
June 05, 2014: St. Louis Cardinals' relief pitcher Carlos Martinez (44) during a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Royals won, 3-2. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)
June 24 2014: St. Louis Cardinals Relief Pitcher, Carlos Martinez (44) during a regular season major league baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field in Denver, CO. (Photo by Russell Lansford/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 07: Carlos Martinez #44 (R) sprays Oscar Taveras #18 of the St. Louis Cardinals while celebrating in the locker room after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Busch Stadium on October 7, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 11: Carlos Martinez #44 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the San Francisco Giants during Game One of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 11, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
June 09 2015: St. Louis Cardinals Starting Pitcher, Carlos Martinez (18) goofs around with the camera during a regular season major league baseball game between the Colorado Rockies and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals Giants at Coors Field in Denver, CO. (Photo by Russell Lansford/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
25 MAY 2015: St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Carlos Martinez (18) delivers a pitch during the game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jimmy Simmons/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 16: Starter Carlos Martinez #18 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Busch Stadium on August 16, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 20: Carlos Martinez #18 of the St. Louis Cardinals high fives teammates prior to a game against the Chicago Cubs at Busch Stadium on April 20, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals won 5-3. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 11: Carlos Martinez #18 of the St. Louis Cardinals acknowledges Cardinal fans after being removed in the ninth inning during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on June 11, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 4: Carlos Martinez #18 of the St. Louis Cardinals yells as he walks to the dugout after pitching during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium on July 4, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images)
St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Martinez pours water into the mouth of teammate Brandon Moss after Moss hit his second home run of the game in the eighth inning on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 30: Starter Carlos Martinez #18 of the St. Louis Cardinals avoids a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth inning at Busch Stadium on September 30, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 2: Starter Carlos Martinez #18 of the St. Louis Cardinals returns to the dugout after recording the final out of the first inning against the Chicago Cubs during the 2017 MLB Opening Day game at Busch Stadium on April 2, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez remains on the edge of the grass as center fielder Harrison Bader and teammates take the field before a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Mo. Martinez was holding a national anthem standoff against Milwaukee Brewers' Orlando Arcia. The pair held their ground after the national anthem and remained in place until the home plate umpire waved them off shortly before first pitch. The lighthearted moment was reminiscent of the national anthem standoff between Cardinals' Joe Kelly and Los Angeles Dodgers' Scott Van Slyke before Game 6 of the 2013 NLCS. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS via Getty Images)
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Through a series of doctors, donors, volunteers, pilots, planes, and a network of new friends and family she now has a chance battle her leukemia.

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