CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Three years ago, we met an 8th grader from Monroe. Her name was Hailey Amaral. She survived sunovial cell sarcoma, a soft tissue tumor in her elbow.
Two years ago, I wrote about Hailey again, to announce that she had graduated middle school. Her parents and doctors didn't think she would live to see that day.
Today, I happily post about Hailey because, at the age of 16, she graduated high school, got her license and is 2-and-a-half years cancer free.
Let that sink in.
Then read that she completed three years of school in one year and aced her Stanford tests.
"I'm proud," her mom, Teresa said. "Super proud. But mostly, I'm thankful."
And happy Friday to us all.
*Editor's note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor MollyGrantham m follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published
there – which is why it's written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story (and updates on all #MollysKids) here.