Seven-year-old Leighton Accardo was a lively and athletic little girl who like playing sports like softball and hockey. She is a member of the local hockey and softball teams in Chandler, Arizona; however, during the softball season she was unable to participate since she had to remain in the hospital. She is also a member of the local hockey team. She was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer not too long ago, which is something that her family was completely unprepared for since she had always been bubbly and upbeat.
Fighting cancer may be a very isolating and discouraging experience for a girl of seven years old. On the other hand, Leighton Accardo was able to overcome her feelings of isolation because to the unwavering support of her close circle of friends, who even went so far as to shave their heads in solidarity with Leighton.
Carly, the mother of Leighton, said that Leighton’s physicians had discovered several lumps throughout her belly, and the following day, she started receiving chemotherapy treatment for the condition. Leighton shared his sentiments, saying, “It felt amazing when I came out of the hospital.”
After a boy’s baseball game in Chandler, Leighton made the decision to have her head shaved after learning that the hair loss she is experiencing is a side effect of the chemotherapy she is undergoing. “I’m not afraid at all. “Right now, I am surrounded by my close pals,” Leighton said.
Kelly and Emily, two of Leighton’s colleagues and closest friends, did not want her to go through the experience of shaving her head alone, so they joined her and did it as well. Emily said that she only wanted to be of assistance to Leighton and that she and the latter are really close friends.
Many people, including children and adults, had joined together to show their support for Leighton and her pals. Some of the younger children had carried placards with the phrase “#Shavin4Leighton” on them. While having their heads shaved, the three close friends sat next to one other and held hands the whole time. Leighton was unable to adequately express her gratitude to her friends for all of their support. Leighton turned to her two closest friends and murmured the words “thank you guys” with a tone that conveyed both her joy and her gratitude.
It wasn’t only the two females that expressed their support for Leighton; other people did as well. The coaches for the Peaches baseball team all got buzz cuts, as did some of the younger players on the baseball squad. They were motivated to encourage Leighton since Kelly and Emily were a source of motivation for them.
Because of the support of her family, her friends, and her team, Leighton no longer feels as if she is facing cancer alone. Their support has given her the confidence to keep fighting cancer with hope, knowing that she is loved by the people she is surrounded by. In addition, Leighton wears a bracelet that has the inscription “You are Strong. You are Brave. You Have It in You” This serves as a reminder that she is not fighting this battle alone and that her family, friends, and teammates are always there to encourage her and make sure that she stays happy.
Despite the challenges that lie ahead for her in the next days, Leighton has said that she intends to respect the slogan that is engraved on her bracelet and to continue her battle against cancer with hope, faith, and appreciation for life.
The selfless deed that Leighton performed and the admirable support that she received from her friends and colleagues only served to demonstrate that there are still many areas in where togetherness, humanity, and compassion can be found. Despite the fact that cancer is a very difficult condition to combat, the fact that Leighton was only seven years old did not cause her to quit up. She will never have feelings of isolation or isolation from the norm so long as her family and friends are there for her.
Did you like hearing about Leighton and her pals and their adventures? Watching this film will show you how a whole team is supporting a little girl who is battling cancer.