The Latest on Gabby Brown's Journey to Fight Cancer

July 24, 2019 06:43 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- ABC 6 News has been covering the medical journey of a toddler in our area for some time. You may have caught some of these stories, or noticed the #GabbysGotThis billboards around town.

This fall, toddler Gabby Brown from Harmony was diagnosed with AML Leukemia.

After five rounds of chemotherapy at Mayo Clinic without good results, her family packed up for Cincinnati for a two-month clinical trial. However, a bone marrow biopsy taken last week showed she still had cancer.

Gabby’s dad posted a heartfelt message on his Facebook page Tuesday night saying Gabby was heading back home after the clinical study was unsuccessful in treating her Leukemia.

Gabby’s parents have been flying back and forth from Minnesota to Cincinnati, balancing Gabby’s treatment with raising two other kids and running a restaurant.

"It's a disappointment. We really thought this was going to be the one. We have exhausted all of the options here in Cincinnati and across the country," said Matt Brown.

Gabby will start a palliative treatment at Mayo Clinic that is intended to keep the cancer at bay and give her as much time as possible.

"So that we can keep going and keep looking and keep searching and find a cure," he said.

For now, they’ll enjoy all the family time they can.

"We have a peace about it in our hearts knowing that she's still healthy, she's still Gabby, she's going to live a long time and we're gonna bring her home," he said. 


Talia Milavetz

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