For 3-year-old Mabel Franks being in hospital is all she’s ever known. The Minnesota toddler has been battling cancer since she was 14 months old.
But on her last day of chemotherapy her overjoyed family had to do something to celebrate and organized a parade – despite social distancing rules.
“We just felt we had to do something to let her know how proud we are and what a warrior and survivor she’s been,” Joan Franks, Mabel’s grandmother, said, as per News 13.
To the surprise of little Mabel, fire trucks and decorated cars drove down the Prior Lake cul-de-sac where Mabel lives with her parents Michael and Meagan and her sister Meadow.
Mabel with diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow that affects white blood cells.
Swallowed last pill
“It’s really all she’s known, since she was 14 months old, she’s been going through treatments,” mom Meagan said.
Family watched and cheered as Mabel swallowed her last pill as part of her final chemo treatment.
Her parents had been planning the biggest party to celebrate but due to lockdown restrictions and Mabel’s compromised immune system that wasn’t possible.
“I’m just really grateful, and we’ve had an amazing support system as you can see,” Meagan said as Mabel waved at all the decorated vehicles from her father’s arms. “It’s very emotional.”
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