When Abri Bentley awoke screaming in her sleep, her mother was, of course, concerned. Her mind was put at rest, however, when doctors confirmed that the pains in her daughter’s leg were simply growing pains. But after Abri’s discomfort showed no sign of abating, a biopsy revealed a terrible diagnosis.
Abri comes from Scottsdale, Arizona, and lives with her mom, Nikkole, her dad, Rod, and her sisters, Ashlyn and Ariya. And in early 2015, she was an ordinary seven-year-old girl.
Indeed, Abri’s favorite thing to do was dance and perform on stage. “I always danced when I was little,” she later told Phoenix news channel KPNX. Yes, the fit and active child seemed as healthy as she could be.