A young cancer survivor is now turning her energy toward helping to defeat the devastating disease.
We found this week’s Romona’s Kid in Brunswick. In September 2015, Gabby Foust got the news no one wants to hear from their doctor.
“He said there is no easy way to tell you this, you have cancer,” said Foust.
Doctors were able to remove the tumor in her hip completely, no radiation, or chemotherapy needed. She was later named the youth Cancer Survivor of the Year at the Brunswick Rally for Life, and also raised $1,200 toward childhood cancer research.
On her one year cancer-free anniversary, Gabby shaved her head for St. Baldrick’s, raising over $2,200 more, and donated her hair to be turned into a wig for a little girl with a medical condition.
Gabby’s principal asked her to help plan this year’s St. Baldrick’s event at Brunswick High School, where she is a sophomore. Gabby found students who were willing to part with their hair, with the fund raising goal of $25,000.
“Just the fact that our community can come together this well, it’s amazing, absolutely amazing,” said Foust.