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Natalia's Wish: Cancer patient's soup recipe feeds Louisville homeless

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A 10-year-old cancer patient is inspiring do-gooders in Louisville and helping feed dozens in the process.

The meal helped warm up the homeless at Wayside Christian Mission Thursday night is "Natalia's Wish."

On a cold winter day, hot soup has a way of warming you up from the inside out.

"Delicious, delicious, she did an awesome job," said Stephanie Martin.

Sullivan University's dean and students delivered 60 gallons of the soup to Wayside Christian Mission.

But this isn't just any soup, it's actually Natalia Marsh-Welton's wish as she battles brain cancer.

"We were watching Food Network and she was like, 'hey mom' and I was like 'yeah' and she was like 'I've got it can we feed the hungry?'" said Natalia's mother, Kelly Marsh-Welton.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation arranged for the 10-year-old girl from Cincinnati to team up with a world-class chef, and together they created the recipe for Natalia's Soup of Love.

She then helped deliver batches of it to a local homeless shelter.

A dean at Sullivan University caught wind of her act of kindness, and without ever meeting Natalia decided such compassion should be passed on.

"She struggled through chemotherapy and could never stay warm, which is one of the side effects. She wanted the homeless to have a blanket and a cup of soup," said Keith  Lerme, dean of hospitality at Sullivan University.

"With the Make a Wish Program it's been around for years. You usually hear of people wanting to give back their idols and throw out the first pitch but she wanted to give back," said Sullivan student Shay Malone.

One act of kindness becomes two, now who will pass it on?

"It'll be an ongoing chain," Malone said.

"With her good soup I'll be good to go," Martin said.

To find the recipe for Chef Natalia's Soup of Love, click here.

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