Lucy Donmoyer may only be six years old, but she’s already been through more than most adults.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Lucy’s mom noticed that Lucy wasn’t being her normal self and continuously had a fever. She was also complaining that her back and hip hurt. After receiving exams and bloodwork, which revealed that she was anemic, she was referred to a hematologist at Nemours Children’s Speciality Care in Jacksonville, Florida.
The doctor noticed that her belly was distended, and he could feel a large mass in her abdomen. That’s when he ordered an ultrasound and chest X-ray.
She was soon diagnosed with an aggressive, high-risk form of neuroblastoma and was admitted to Wolfson Children’s Hospital, where she began her first round of high-intensity chemotherapy.
She underwent several cycles of chemotherapy, as well as a stem-cell transplant. Even though the treatments took a toll on Lucy’s little body, she still remained positive and in high spirits.
After battling cancer for more than two years, Lucy has finally be declared cancer-free!
She recently took part in the tradition of ringing a bell, that marks the end of her treatment. She rang the bell in the hospital hallway as her nurses and family cheered her on.
Watch the touching moment in the video below: