Beloved Virginia Beach teen fighting cancer passes away

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Posted at 8:31 AM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 18:29:45-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A young girl whose story we have all followed for years has lost her battle with cancer.

Abby Furco’s family shared the heartbreaking news with News 3 Reporter Angela Bohon.

Abby was diagnosed with a form of leukemia at just 4 years old, and her family celebrated Abby’s 15th birthday just last month. During that birthday, she was sedated at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., after Abby underwent surgery to install a pump in her failing heart.

She was a student at Kellam High School and family friends called her a miracle. Abby had also attended Princess Anne Middle School and Red Mill Elementary School, which just held a special day on Monday to support Abby. The staff and students wore red for "Team Abby."

Abby and her family and friends have been inspirational while working to raise awareness about cancer and have gained much support from their community.

The pastor of the church where the Furcos attend was with Abby's family on her last night here.

“The Furco Five certainly share Furco faith, and to be a witness to that and the trials they have faced has been a wonderful experience for our congregation,” said Stephen Bohannon, Pastor of St. Michael Lutheran Church.

"Everything that could be done, had been done," explained Pastor Bohannon. "And now, the Eternal steps in and does the thing that only God can do which is to deliver us from that time into God’s hand."