After Going Through 5 Rounds of Chemo, This Toddler Took the Sweetest Remission Photos
Chelsea Hughes had described her sweet baby Molly as "chubby" right after she was born. While we can't get enough of those adorable rolls ourselves, Chelsea had a feeling something wasn't right with her 4-month-old. After the mom noticed that Molly's stomach was getting larger by the day, she took her to the ER to get checked out and received news no parent wants to hear: her baby had neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that affects the adrenal glands.
"I never thought we would be able to make it through it all, but we did, and the cancer is gone and she is a thriving toddler."
"They thought she had blocked bowels, but after they did the CT scan, they found a softball-size tumor on her right adrenal gland," Chelsea told POPSUGAR. "She was only 4 months old, and I never knew babies could even get cancer; we were completely caught off guard and devastated. When her doctors told us everything she would have to go through, I never thought we would be able to make it through it all, but we did, and the cancer is gone and she is a thriving toddler."
And while getting the news was devastating enough, the process to get her little girl better was even harder. "The cancer had spread throughout most of her body, so she had to go through five rounds of chemo, surgery to remove the tumor, two stem cell transplants, 12 days of radiation, and six rounds of immunotherapy," Chelsea explained. "There were some days that I didn't know how we would make it to the next day, but God gave us the strength we needed to make it through it all. She got very sick through some of it, and it was so awful seeing her like that and knowing there was nothing I could do to help her."