Parents of baby girl Lilian Grace Borden rejoice as they learn that their daughter is now cancer-free. Lilian was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. After Lilian’s birth, a nurse noticed she wasn’t moving her limbs properly.
Speaking to Good Morning America, Lilian’s mother, Leann Borden said, “She was not distressed at birth. We held her, she cried, we cried, all was right with the world.
[But] Lily wasn’t moving her limbs quite right.”
— Chris (@Chris_1791) January 31, 2020
Grateful for the recent good news, the parents proudly shared footage of them helping Lilian ring the bell to signify the end of her treatment. Borden wrote on Facebook, “To everyone who has been through this journey with us, this is our big moment with Lily! We thank everyone who has been with us this whole time. From all of the donations, text messages and prayers. We hope you enjoy this video! And now her name will be hung forever.”
Borden and her husband Patrick are seen in the video proudly holding Lily near the “end-of-treatment” bell and thanking doctors and staff at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. A GoFundMe page explained that she had been diagnosed with an aggressive stage 3-4 malignant glioma that extended from her brain stem down her spinal cord in between her shoulders.