VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Local 11-year-old cancer survivor uses fashion to fight the disease that almost took her life.
Abby Furco, at 4-years-old was diagnosed with leukemia. She endured countless months of chemo, a relapse and bone marrow transplant.
At the age of 9, Abby was given only 48 hours to live.
Today, Abby is cancer-free because of her treatment funded by the St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder for childhood research grants.
Abby is currently making a difference in the lives of kids facing other cancer diagnoses by designing and selling her own socks through a partnership with Resilience.
Resilience is an organization that uses patient-designed socks to give patients an outlet during their circumstances and raise funds.
With a dream of becoming a chef, Abby’s design includes her favorite bunny stuffed animal, Chef Carrot, who was with her through every step of treatment and is predominately featured rocking a chef’s hat in Abby’s sock design.
The socks are on pre-sale now until October 1.
Abby's Team Abby Gives Hero Fund page has raised over $134,000 since 2012, and Abby is a 2017 Ambassador for the St. Baldrick's Foundation who exemplifies incredible strength.