10-year-old Abby Furco lay on her deathbed after battling a rare cancer with only a 20 percent chance of survival.
It has devastated her parents, Patty and Joe Furco, who have been told to prepare to say their final goodbyes when their daughter may not survive cancer.
Abby Furco was diagnosed with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a rare subtype of the most common childhood cancer, in February 2011 when she was four years old.
Despite the heartbreaking news and Abby’s slim chance of survival, the family continued to comfort Abby as she endured a grueling series of treatments including radiation and chemotherapy.
In the fall of 2013, miracles and luck seemed to be on her side when Abby finally got better and resumed her life – going to school, playing with her friends and joining the Boy Scouts.
Unfortunately, her cancer came back in September 2014 and got even more aggressive. “She became completely immobile, painful to move and barely speaking,” said Abby’s mother, Patty Furco.
Abby later underwent a bone marrow transplant in late January 2015, but doctors discovered just a month later, in February 2015, that the donated bone marrow was attacking her body.
A year later, Abby’s kidneys began to fail and she was placed in an intensive care unit. She would not survive without dialysis every 48 hours.
In an interview with People magazine, Jacob Wessler, Abby’s doctor, said her body “shuts down.”
Doctors told Patty and Joe that Abby may not have much time left and that they should prepare to say a final goodbye to their daughter.
“The doctors told us it was time to let her go, she was only up for about an hour each day,” Patty said. “We started preparing our other daughters for their deaths.”
In June 2016, they brought Abby home, where all family members gathered to spend the last few days with the girl. Just as everyone was getting ready for her upcoming funeral, Abby suddenly woke up on her own.
“I’ve got so much to do,” Abby told her parents, and that’s when she began to show remarkable progress.
“We couldn’t believe it, within days, weeks, months she started walking and getting stronger,” her mother said.
Abby is currently off her meds until the cancer grows back, but it just keeps her appreciating every moment of her life and staying positive along with her family.
“It’s an absolute miracle,” concluded Patty.
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