The little girl who won the hearts of Hall County is fighting for her life again.
Four-year-old Brecklynn Allgood’s cancer, which doctors believed to have been eradicated for good in October, is back and spread to her brain.
“We never wanted to be back here, but we are,” her mother Courtney Allgood said.
The Allgoods went to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Egleston campus Tuesday and got the news Wednesday.
A 1-centimeter lump is in her brain.
Brecklynn was first diagnosed with pleuropulmonary blastoma in November 2015. She underwent about 30 rounds of chemotherapy and other treatments.
Courtney said they’re not sure what the next step will be this time but are slightly optimistic since the mass is smaller than previous masses found in her small body.
Wednesday afternoon, Courtney updated 50,000 followers on Facebook with the news, thanking them for “the continued love and prayers for our girl and us.”
“We are heartbroken and devastated,” she wrote. “But we will not back down from this fight. We will fight and we will beat this. Our God is big and always faithful.”
The cancer is rare, and recovering from it only to fight again is even rarer.
“It’s unchartered waters,” Courtney said, noting that Brecklynn’s doctors aren’t able to look at past cases to see what worked.
“There’s no such protocol for that,” she said.