Although many of us believe we've have had the toughest of years, nothing compares to the year one little girl had to endure after being diagnosed with one of the deadliest cancers.
Read on to learn about her remarkable story...
Elara Foxley has had one hell of a journey.The 2-year-old, who is from the U.K, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer back in December 2019.
Understandably, single mom Nicky Foxley was utterly devastated...Because she knew that Elara had a long fight ahead and that her chances of survival were slim.
But, regardless of the bleak statistics, the little family powered on...And it looks like 2021 might be her best year yet!
Now, you will all know that, out of all the illnesses in the world, cancer is by far one of the most devastating.
via: GettyA result of the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body, cancer develops when the body's normal control mechanism stops working.
And of course, the treatment is grueling.
The goal of treatment is to kill as many cancerous cells as possible, all the while avoiding any damage to the normal and healthy cells nearby.
However, this isn't always possible.
via: GettyThe most common treatment, chemotherapy, acts as a "poison" and kills off the abnormal cells. However, it can often kill normal cells, too, which makes people incredibly 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...
via: GettyIt isn't a cure... And we are yet to discover one.
We are a long way off from finding an official cure for cancer...
via: GettyAnd the numbers of those being diagnosed with the illness keep on rising every year. In 2019, an estimated 1.8 million cases of cancer were diagnosed in the United States alone.
And, out of those diagnosed with the devastating illness...
via: GettyAn estimated 606,880 sadly passed away.
These numbers are simply devastating.
via: GettyMedical 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.
So, of course, whenever someone beats the disease...
via: GettyA huge celebration is in order.