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This is Dakoda Dowd's moment to shine. The 13-year-old golf prodigy is playing in her very first professional tournament. It's a dream come true not only for Dakoda, but for her mother, Kelly Jo Dowd, who is suffering from cancer.
Watching her daughter's debut at the Ginn Clubs & Resorts Open outside of Orlando, Fla., Kelly Jo Dowd could hardly contain her excitement.
For a little while, dark reality - terminal cancer in her hip and liver - was forgotten, replaced by the thrill of seeing her daughter compete against the best female players in the world.