Phoenix Children's Hospital saves little girl after other doctors brush off her sudden pain

Posted at 11:23 AM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 14:43:06-04

Little Abri's life changed one night when a sharp pain shot through her leg.

It hurt so bad it woke her up.

She was screaming and crying.

Her mom took her to the emergency room looking for answers.

They figured it was growing pains, nothing to worry about.

But, when the pain just got worse, mom knew it was time for a second opinion.  She took her precious Abri to Phoenix Children's Hospital where doctors immediately knew something was wrong.

A biopsy revealed Abri had Ewing's Sarcoma, an aggressive bone cancer.

After 17 rounds of chemo, Abri was forced into surgery, where doctors removed her entire tibia and replaced it with the arm from a cadaver.

Abri calls it her "arg," her arm-leg.

She's slowly working to walk again. Her mom so happy for PCH and the doctors who saved her little girl's life.

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