This is hard to believe. But this touching photo of 3 girls fighting cancer is quite impressing. These girls aged 3, 6 and 4 didn’t know each other before the photo shot, and quickly they have formed a close friendship and encouraged each other. Luckily, the 3 girls are all cancer-free, or in remission now, but their touching photo are still a viral, and they remind us that whatever happened, we should always fight like a princess. (Via)
When it was taken four months ago, Rylie, on the far left, had just beaten stage five kidney cancer, Rheann, in the middle, had brain cancer and Ainsley, on the right, was in remission from leukemia. But now, thank God they are all cancer-free or in remission.
The good news comes more than a year after doctors told Rheann’s family to prepare for the worst. The 6-year-old, who stands in the center of the photo, had a rare form of the disease, called mucoid spindle sarcoma but can now join the other two girls in celebrating. Since Rheann’s diagnosis in 2012, she has undergone five brain surgeries, chemotherapy and proton radiation.
The doctors didn’t think she would make it through last summer, her mother, Valerie Franklin, said, “but she sure proved them wrong.”
The girls had pretty much won their battles by the time the photo went viral, and the good news still stands, according to their recent follow-up scans: Ryley, 3, has beaten a form of stage-five kidney cancer, while 4-year-old Ainsley remains in remission from acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
We still hope that this photo will bring awareness to childhood cancer. Already, the image has gone viral, with thousands of shares on Facebook alone.
These are taken from their Facebook. From left, Ryley, Rheann and Ainsley today. It’s a lucky three-for-three in beating the odds, because though survival rates have increased drastically over the past few decades, cancer is still the No. 1 cause of disease-related deaths among children, according to the American Childhood Cancer Organization.