A little girl from Kentucky whose family say that she underwent 15 months of treatment for stage 4 neuroblastoma is now cancer-free.
Molly Hughes was just five months old when she was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, cancer of the adrenal glands above the kidney.
After 15 months of intense cancer treatment and five rounds of chemotherapy, Chelsea Hughes, Molly’s mom, got the call about Molly’s remission. “I kinda just fell to the ground after I got off the phone and I just hugged for her like five minutes.” She recalled.
During the difficult period, they created a hashtag, #MollyStrong, which became the slogan for the little girl’s family and friends, who remained hopeful that she would beat the deadly disease despite her bleak prognosis.
In no time, #Mollystrong, gained thousands of tags and reposts from many supporters all over the world.
Chelsea revealed that her baby girl spent about 130 days in hospital and had to go through so many intense rounds of treatment, from chemotherapy, radiation and surgery but she believes its prayers that also played a huge part in healing her.
“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…I believe that’s what’s helped her get through is all the prayers she’s had and we just can’t thank everybody enough for praying for her and supporting us through all of this.” Chelsea said.
Unfortunately, Molly lost her hearing in the process but she is quickly returning to normal, healthy life. “She loves being outside from the time she gets up ’til she goes to bed, she’s just wild. So full of energy and just loves doing what a baby should be doing.” Chelsea revealed.