When a child falls ill with a terminal disease, it’s heartbreaking for all involved. Although no death is easy to handle, losing the life of an innocent young person seems exceptionally cruel.
When 12-year-old Athena Orchard fell to the floor during a family party, it was discovered that the young girl was battling a bone cancer known as osteosarcoma. A year later, she lost her battle, and while sorting through her belongings, her parents made an unbelievable discovery…
It was just before Christmas when Athena collapsed in the kitchen of her family’s home in Leicester, England. Not long after being rushed to the hospital, the 12-year-old was diagnosed with a form of bone cancer known as osteosarcoma.
Athena quickly went into an emergency seven-and-a-half hour operation to remove a tumor on her spine. Unfortunately, this was just the beginning…
Athena soon endured months of chemotherapy – targeting the cancer in her spine, shoulder, and head. With her family by her side, she powered through.
Over the course of a year, Athena continued to fight hard. Though she lost her hair and most of her strength, she never lost her positive outlook on life.
Her father, Dean, proving that point by stating, “She was a very spiritual person, she’d go on about stuff that I could never understand – she was so clever.”
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