A Minnesota family is in desperate need of prayer as a mother and father scramble to try and find a remedy for an incurable form of leukemia afflicting their 2-year-old little girl who relapsed and was re-diagnosed with the disease back in February.
The story surrounds identical twins who have had many ups and downs since the harrowing health ordeal first began in 2015. Baby twins Kendal and Kenedi Breyfogle were diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia after they were born and started chemotherapy when they were just three months old, Fox News reported.
Tragically, after 17 months of remission, Kendal relapsed and continues to face a dire health situation after a bone marrow transplant failed back in May. She also received chemotherapy in June, but doctors said it will not cure the leukemia.
The girls’ mother, Abby Breyfogle, took to Facebook on June 23 to share details about the family’s plight and, more specifically, Kendal’s struggle for survival.
But despite the dire situation before the Breyfogles — one in which they know that “finding a miracle” is slim — Abby said they aren’t giving up hope, as they forge on in the search for answers.
The grieving mom said that she and her husband spend their days and nights on the Internet, talking with cancer patients and reaching out to doctors in an incessant search for answers and for what she knows is a “needle in a haystack.”
“Please know that while we appreciate all the tips/tricks/curative ideas people have been sending us, we have left no stone unturned when it comes to Kendal’s treatment,” she wrote. “We will continue to fight as long as Kendal allows us. For now we soak in all the moments we can.”
A GoFundMe created to help the Breyfogle family has raised more than $45,400 in the past few weeks, with an overall goal of $50,000. The Breyfogle family is hoping to take a worry-free trip to Disney this summer, offering Kendal the chance to meet some of her favorite characters.
“It would be nice to have a family vacation where we don’t have to worry about germs or medicines or being in the hospital or lines because the last 6 months that’s all we’ve known,” Abby told KARE-TV.
You can follow the family’s Facebook page for updates.