21-month-old girl celebrates after beating stage 4 cancer

A two-year-old child should be enjoying life, carefree and being cared for by loving parents. Unfortunately, it is not always that way. This is the story of a 21-month-old little girl in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She has been through more in her young life than many people will go through in a normal lifespan.

Molly Hughe was diagnosed with neuroblastoma and was in the hospital for 15 months of cancer treatments. Fortunately, she was able to beat the odds and beat stage IV cancer.

“She would just bounce back after every treatment. I mean she would knock her down for few days and then she would be at playing again,” said Molly’s mother Chelsea Hughes.

#MollyStrong became the rallying cry for friends and family as they supported her during her struggles.

Those same individuals who were there for her during the difficult times are now able to celebrate the victory over cancer. Molly’s mom said that she will always remember the phone call when she got the good news.

“Just like, I fell to the ground after I got off the phone and I just hugged her for like five minutes.”

She also says that the power of prayer was important for the family.

“I believe that’s what helped her get through all this. With all the prayers she’s heard and which I can’t think everyone enough for.”

Research has shown that neuroblastoma is the most common type of cancer in children under the age of 1 and is responsible for a significant portion of childhood cancers.

There is often confusion over this type of cancer because of the name. It is not a brain cancer but is a solid cancerous tumor that is outside of the brain.

The symptoms can include abdominal tenderness and pain, constipation, weakness, irritability, fevers, and anemia or bruising from low blood counts.

It kills about 50% of those who are diagnosed. We are very happy for this little gir and her family.

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