Something was wrong.
Abby Furco, a 10 year old who was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was 4 years old, was declared cancer-free after receiving a transplant. But her health wasn’t improving with treatments and medication.
In fact, it was it increasingly worsened to the point where doctors lost hope, taking her off her treatments and sending her home with the prediction of 2 more days to live.
But there was something these doctors weren’t aware of – Abby had a dream. A close friend and fellow cancer survivor, Sarah Rostock, had asked her to be the flower girl in her wedding.
The two had met when Sarah, who volunteered at Camp Fantastic, a summer camp for children with cancer, was assigned as a counselor for Abbys group. The pair bonded quickly and frequently checked in with each other after it ended.
When Sarah found out that Abby was battling the disease again, she rushed to be by her side. Despite the grim situation, Sarah asked Abby if she would be the flower girl at her wedding.
48 hours passed. Then a week. Then a month. Abby was still breathing and steadily growing stronger. The day finally arrived and Abby was ready. Big green eyes glowing with excitement behind her black-framed glasses, she slipped on her lacy white dress, her dirty blonde locks adorned with a delicate wreath of white and red flowers.
Its amazing how a simple request from a friend would keep a young girl fighting for her life. Abby and Sarah truly demonstrate the power of friendship.
If you have a similar bond with a friend, be sure to share this story with them and show them how much they mean to you.