Abby Furco, now 10, can no longer remember a time in her life not ravaged by horrific illness. She was diagnosed with leukemia aged just 4.
According to doctors, the severity of the illness was little cause for optimism – Abby probably had a 20% chance of survival. With little hope, her parents were devastated.
For the next six years, Abby valiantly fought on through a number of different treatments, including bone marrow transplants, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.
“We kept her surrounded by love because we knew at any moment we could lose her,” said Abby’s mother Patty. “There were moments we didn’t know if she’d pull through, she has so many infections that could have ended her life. All we could do was watch her fight.”