LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- There are more than 100 specialty license plates in Arkansas with funds going to sports, schools, and veterans services, but not one of them are for childhood cancer research--at least not yet.
Kara Moorehead is gathering signatures for a specialty license plate that will donate funds to cancer research in Arkansas. In one week Moorehead has gathered 150 signatures and needs 500. Her online petition is at arkansaskidswithcancer.com.
Moorehead's daughter, Matie, had a tumor on her tailbone.
"When we were pregnant with her, it was a surprise because I had taken fertility drugs to have two babies," said Moorehead. "I felt like I had two options. I could be mad about it, or I could deal with it."
She has a petition with backing from the chief of Arkansas Children's Hospital's Cancer clinic, Dr. David Becton.
"We have to make the treatment easier and more targeted against the tumor," said Becton.
"Nobody should have to go through this alone. Sometimes it feels that way. It never fails. Somebody will step up and give you encouragement," said Moorehead.
On top of signatures, the legislature has to pass a bill supporting the license plate. Rep. Josh Miller, R - Heber Springs, said he plans to submit one by next week. Moorehead is still working on the design and which foundation the money will go to. The plate would cost $25.