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.