A video of a 7-year-old cancer patient asking for prayers has gone viral as the girl awaits a much-needed transplant.
Despite her young age, this isn’t the first time Ava Bright Lee has fought for her life. At the age of 5, Ava was diagnosed with biphenotypic leukemia and went into remission after receiving chemotherapy, radiation and a bone marrow transplant.
In October 2015, when Ava relapsed with leukemia cutis, which caused tumors all over her body, doctors told her family that she had three to 12 months to live. Ava has already beat the odds, but she has a long battle ahead.
Ava’s parents posted a heartbreaking video to Facebook last week, which shows her making a plea for prayers in hopes that her forthcoming PET scan would show clean results, which will allow her to receive a haploidentical stem cell transplant.
“Hi, everyone,” Ava says in the video, adding that she’s “wondering” if everyone could pray for her. Ava said she didn’t want to “go home without a transplant,” her mother wrote.
“We pray for a clean scan, a successful outcome, a supernatural peace,” the hopeful mother wrote. “But, above all, we pray that whatever the results are tomorrow, we will fall down on our faces in worship.”
“Because nothing is outside the very good plans God has for our lives and we will bend our hearts to treat Him even if it means they will break in the process,” Ava’s mother wrote.
Now, Ava is receiving prayers from all over the world. The video has been viewed more than 150,000 times, and thousands of comments have poured in, with people indicating where they’re praying from.
The prayers must have worked. The next day Ava’s parents posted a video of her and her little sister singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in honor of the Chicago Cubs’ historic World Series win. Ava’s scans came clean, and she’ll receive a transplant in upcoming weeks.
“The true story is about God,” Ava’s mother wrote. “It’s about His love, His faithfulness, His glory, His grace, His never-ending hope.”
(h/t Huffington Post)