ROUND ROCK, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A Round Rock girl battling brain cancer is looking to spend her birthday a little differently this year. Soon to be 3-year-old Scout Schulz asked people for her favorite toy, Play-Doh, but it's not for her. For weeks, people have been sending Scout Schulz and her family Play-Doh because she wants to donate them to Dell Children's hospital.
After 5 brain surgeries, 9 months of chemotherapy, and 30 rounds of radiation, Scout - who is battling brain cancer - is gearing up for her birthday where she will be turning 3.
"She's doing really good, she finished her first treatment plans about 2 months ago that's her first time she ever made it through a treatment plan with radiation," said Bretton Schulz, Scout's father.
According to her father, Play-Doh played a key role during Scout's time there.
"After her first surgery she lost part of her right side movement, so she couldn't really do anything with her right side so Play Doh was one of the few things she could do with her left hand only and still feel like a normal kid," said Schulz.
On their Facebook group, "Scout's Army," where people can follow scouts progress, they put out a message asking for anyone to send them Play-Doh to donate, the response was overwhelming.
"We've had an amazing team of supporters. Our neighbors called us the next day and send there's about 40 boxes at your front door what do you want us to do with them," said Schulz.
Their garage is packed full of boxes. "Can't park the car in the garage anymore," said Schulz.
Scout's parents said they can't thank everyone enough. "It's been amazing to have that support from people," said Schulz. While scout continues to fight, her parents hope her gift will help other kids at the hospital like it did her.
Friday is Scout's birthday, it's also when they plan to donate all the Play-Doh.
Next week, she gets an MRI to see if the tumor is gone.