GA girl with cancer who asked for prayers, has relapsed

Brecklynn's beads

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Difficult news to report: A Gainesville girl who appeared to have beaten cancer last year is gearing up for another battle.


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Brecklynn Allgood's family announced Wednesday that recent MRI scans revealed their daughter's cancer has returned to her brain. Brecklynn, who turned four in December, was diagnosed with a rare form of childhood lung cancer in 2015. The preschool student went through more than 30 radiation treatments and multiple surgeries to attack tumors in her lungs, arm, leg, spine and brain.

In October of last year, doctors at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta declared that Brecklynn showed "no evidence of disease".

In a Facebook post Wednesday, Brecklynn's family wrote that doctors were working on a plan of action that may include more radiation, chemo and potentially another surgery.

Last year, Brecklynn charmed people all over Georgia with her bravery. When People 2 People paid the then 3-year-old a visit, she proudly counted off an armful of beads representing her numerous rounds of treatment.

We reached to Brecklynn's mom, Courtney, and here's what she had to say:

We truly are so blessed by the tremendous amount of love and prayers going up for us all. This community continues to show their amazing support for Brecklynn and we are truly so grateful.

As of now, we are gathering more info- scans of her spine and a spinal tap will be done Friday and Monday to see if it has spread. We are waiting for our oncologist to communicate with doctors from all over the country to decide what's next. As always, we are in uncharted waters due to the extreme rare type of cancer Brecklynn has. Our hearts our broken but with strength that can only come from God, we go back into battle.

We remain hopeful that she will beat this again and continue on with the life she deserves.

We are rooting for you, Brecklynn.