CONCORD, N.C. (WBTV) - September 30. Ally Davis from Concord. 12 years old. Fighting Hodgkins Lymphoma Stage III.
I snapped this picture of her beautiful bald head last weekend at our #MollysKids tent at The Isabella Santos Foundation 5k. Ally stopped by with a friend and together they started writing get-well cards to other Molly's Kids, never once talking about or focusing on Ally's own battle.
It was most remarkable. I could do nothing but think to take a picture she didn't know I was taking.
This is not the first time featuring Ally. An original post from this summer talked about how much this sixth grader at C. C. Griffin Middle School loved her softball team, sports and karate.
I can't say a word. I can't say a stinking word. I've been sworn to secrecy.
...but I do know that through that post, Ally is about to get a great surprise from one of my favorite charity groups in the world, the memory-making Dream On 3.
Ally is a special and unique girl. It's only right then that DO3 wants to customize a surprise for her as special and unique as she is.
This past week Ally finished her treatments. Finally. Go to her Facebook page to see video of her ringing the bell at Levine Children's Hospital.
I'll update you guys about Ally's surprise once her socks are knocked off. Until then… we love you, Ally. Keep fighting the good fight.
**Editor's note: This is a about a member of #MollysKids, one of the kids WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. This article was first published there – maybe you'll be able to tell that in the personal way it's written. For years Molly has followed the stories of dozens of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story and updates on all of #MollysKids here.**