'This Is Pure Innocence': Little Girls Battling Cancer Form Instant Bond

November 2, 2020

Two little girls who are both battling cancer met at the hospital before their surgeries and formed an instant bond.

little girls with cancer become friends
Credit: Jordanna Howard

Jordanna Howard shared the touching story about her daughter Mackenzie and her new friend Akira.

"At 3.5 months Mackenzie was diagnosed with a rare form of pediatric cancer called retinoblastoma which is cancer in the eyes.

She's since been through 7 rounds of chemo and is currently almost 1 year cancer free, all of her treatment has been at UCSF and we could not be luckier for the care we have received.

Today was a special day as we had surgery for Mackenzie and as we were waiting we meeting this beautiful girl Akira."

little girls with cancer become friends
Credit: Jordanna Howard

"Akira is 2 years old and also battling retinoblastoma like Mackenzie.

The girls met in pre -op and an instant bond and friendship developed.

This was the most heart warming to watch and the girls were holding hands, playing together and hugging each other as if they were life long best friends."

little girls with cancer become friends
Credit: Jordanna Howard

"In this day it's so beautiful to see two girls who have both had so much trauma and treatment find such magic in another little girl so quickly and we hope this is the beginning of a lifelong friendship.

As Akiras grandmother 'mama' said today - this is pure innocence.

In this day it's so beautiful to see two girls who have both had so much trauma and treatment find such magic in another little girl so quickly and we hope this is the beginning of a lifelong friendship

I hope this story warms your heart as much as it warmed ours."

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