Watch this young girl’s spirit in the video below.
Video Credit: Twitter/Briana Whitney
Life is so unpredictable and gives unexpected shocks sometimes. Fighting with cancer, the most deadly disease is not easy and it can be much more difficult when it attacks young children.
According to KTVK, Leighton Accardo of Chandler, Arizona, was diagnosed with stage four cancer.
It is so hard for young ones just like Leighton who is only 7 years old.
Leighton had some stomach issues so she went to the ER, where Dr. found she was diagnosed with Malignant Germ cell tumors. According to a post on the Arizona Hockey Union Facebook page.
While checking up her properly, doctors found that cancer had spread throughout her body.
“They discovered multiple masses throughout her abdomen, in her liver, and on her lungs,” Carly Accardo, her mom, told KTVK. “They started [chemotherapy] the next day.”
A sudden treatment has been difficult for Leighton. The young girl was an enthusiastic athlete.
She played hockey and softball regularly, she feels happy on the field.
Her friends decided to do something special for her this time, to show their support to her, they shaved their own heads to match hers.
They came to a game with signs that reads the slogan #ShavinforLeighton.
Tina Hill Royer, who attended the event, wrote on her Facebook page, “This is what it looks like to have an army behind you fighting the biggest fight of your life! Easily over 100 heads shaved, including five girls.
“Softball, baseball, hockey, and ice skating teams coming together to support Leighton. We love you, Lei Lei!”
Her friends hold hands right before they bid adieu to their hair, Leighton said, “Thank you, guys.” One said, “Well, I wanted to be supportive of Leighton, and we’re really good friends, and I just wanted to help her.”
Her two coaches also shaved their heads to support Leighton.
“I’m not scared. My friends are here with me right now,” Leighton said.
She showed her wrist, and said, “This is my bracelet. It says, ‘You are strong. You are brave. You got this.’ I’m brave, yeah!”
“Brave boy, 4, is told he is cancer-free and can go home”