Of all the evils in this world, perhaps one of the most heartbreaking of them would be an innocent four-year-old girl being diagnosed with cancer. However, fate does not always have its way as this little girl miraculously beat cancer and has now celebrated her milestone in the best possible way.
The 4-year-old, Lula Beth Bowden, from Vernal, Utah, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer back in March. The news utterly broke her family who knew that Lula Beth had a long fight ahead and that her chances of survival were slim.
Unfazed by Lula Beth’s minimal chances at survival, they chose to fight. Their impressive battle against cancer proved to be worth it when they eventually beat the horrendous disease. As if on cue, the family decided to celebrate it in the most heartwarming way.
The story of Lula Beth is one that inspires hope and renewed confidence for those facing a similar battle. The little girl and her family were told by doctors back in March that she had a Wilms tumour – a type of pediatric cancer – on her kidney.
Speaking to Good Morning America, Lula Beth’s mom, Kristin Bowden, said: “We never expected this news to happen to us. It’s always sad, heartbreaking stories of others that you see until it happens to you.”
Lula Beth had to go through major surgery to remove the tumour. In addition to this, she endured thirteen rounds of gruelling chemotherapy in the short space of twenty-two weeks.
Chemotherapy, which is the most common treatment for cancer, acts as a “poison” and kills off the abnormal cells. However, it can often kill normal cells, too and this makes people get very ill, resulting in hair loss, weight loss, and general sickness.
Though chemotherapy has been proven to have positive effects on eliminating cancerous cells from the body, it isn’t a cure. Medical researchers have been working hard for decades to find a cure for the illness and, though they haven’t found one officially, they have come up with many alternative methods to combat the disease.
Lula Beth’s mom, Kristin, who is a photographer, decided to document their journey, “so we could look back on it forever.” She took photos of every milestone in Lula Beth’s cancer journey including the moment she lost her hair as a result of the treatment, which Kristen noted she handled “graciously.”
On August 7th, Lula Beth completed her final round of chemotherapy… And 3 weeks later, Kristin via a special photoshoot, revealed to her 18.9K Instagram followers that her daughter had miraculously been given the all-clear, and is now cancer-free.
Standing in an orange dress alongside a sign that reads, “It came. We Fought. We Won”, Lula Beth can be seen standing proudly as she basks in her accomplishment.
Kristin’s post which was captioned: “She did it!!! CANCER FREE,” immediately went viral as people celebrated this amazing win for humanity.
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