We all know somebody or know of somebody who has been affected by cancer. It’s a horrible disease that can spread through anyone at any time. Though it’s a tough battle to face, finding a way to get by is a must. Thankfully, these 4 girls with cancer let their friendship keep their spirits alive.
Two years ago, four little girls entered a hospital to fight for their lives against cancer. These 4 girls with cancer didn’t know each other, but they soon became firm friends.
Ava, Lauren, Chloe and McKinley, who were all aged between four and five years old, met each other on the oncology floor. The girls met at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida. Lauren, Ava and McKinley had acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and Chloe had a rare form of lung cancer.
All 4 girls with cancer had lost their hair from the chemotherapy
But together, they didn’t feel like outcasts, all 4 of them had lost their hair so they didn’t feel abnormal. The little girls all looked alike and together they shared their cancer experiences by fighting it together. Lauren’s mom Shawna Glynn was so happy the girls found each other:
She’s 3 years old doesn’t have any hair, but all of her friends in the hospital look the same way. So, it kind of gave her some normalcy.
As the 4w girls with cancer grew to become best friends, the mothers did as well. Alyssa Luciano, Ava’s mother found comfort in sharing experiences with the other moms.
It was always a breath of fresh air to see a familiar face and to know that she wasn’t alone in this.
After 2 years of treatment, the 4 girls with cancer have now gone into remission. The little girls wanted to reunite to commemorate the battle they overcame together.
The girls all reunited in the hospital that saved their lives
They met up with the doctors, nurses, and staff who all helped them through their fight against cancer. Now, the girls look completely different, but they all still have big smiles on their faces.
A photographer was on hand to document the beautiful moment when the four reunited. All the girls are now healthy, happy and full of life.
Now they hope to make an annual event out of their reunions to celebrate the battle they overcame.
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