Beloved Virginia Beach teen fighting cancer passes away

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A young girl whose story we have all been following for years has lost her battle with cancer.

Abby Furco’s family shared the heartbreaking news with News 3 Reporter Angela Bohon.

Abby was diagnosed with a form of leukemia when she was just 4 years old and her family celebrated Abby’s 15th birthday last month. During that birthday, she was sedated at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, after Abby underwent surgery to install a pump in her failing heart.

She was a student at Kellam High School and family friends called her a miracle.

Abby and her family and friends have been inspiring while working to raise awareness about cancer and have received a lot of support from their community.

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