9 year-old child battles ovarian cancer - FOX 35 News Orlando

9 year-old child battles ovarian cancer

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A local family is shaving their heads to support a 9-year-old girl who is battling cancer.

Doctors quickly learned the pain Abigail Munoz felt in her abdomen was caused by ovarian cancer.

"It happened so fast, found out Friday and then the next Thursday, in surgery getting port in that evening, 1st round of chemo," said Abigail's Mom, Nikol.

"It's very difficult to see your daughter go through something like that," said Abigail's Dad, Duane.

Abigail knew the situation was serious.

She had typical 9-year-old concerns.

Would she finish school, would her long, thick hair fall out?

The answer to both questions, after two rounds of chemotherapy, yes.

"She would just pull it, and it started coming out," said Nikol.

Soon after her diagnosis, Duane Munoz promised his daughter that if she went bald, he would too.

"I didn't want my daughter to be alone," said Duane.

When the time came, the family went to the barber shop together.

"She had her hair buzzed and then she buzzed my hair," said Duane.

Younger brother, Alexander, showed his support.

Even Mom offered, but Abigail did not think that would work.

"I said no, I knew she wouldn't look too good!" Abigail said.

The Munoz family posted their pictures to Facebook.

Soon, family members from around the country went bald in solidarity.

"It's good to feel like people care," said Abigail.

Her parents are feeling the love from so many who are hoping for the best for Abigail.

"You're not alone. You may feel like it. But, there are people who love you. God who loves you," Duane said.

Abigail is doing her school work at home.

She had one more round of chemo and doctors say her prognosis is good.

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