In January of 2020, Alivia Faith Burgess was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma brain cancer, but it hasn't stopped her from encouraging others. She just turned 16 years old and attends Ohio County High School. She's a model of courage and resilience amid her cancer fight.

Stacie Abbott
Stacie Abbott

It's easy to see why the Beaver Dam/Hartford community has been rallying so hard for this family. Alivia Faith is a very special young lady. When I talked with her after her diagnosis in January of 2020, she promised me that she was going to fight hard. She said, "God's Got This." He does indeed. I told her that I was proud of her, that she's an inspiration not only to me but to so many others. I also assured her that we'd all be by her side every step of the way on that January day. Everyone in the community has been following her journey and praying for her recovery.

Alivia has shown such courage, heroism, and grace through her medical journey to date. She's been inspirational indeed with that big, beautiful smile, but she's tired. So very tired. It's been a very tough couple of years with many highs and lows. She's still keeping her promise to fight hard. We all need her to know that she isn't alone.

On January 29th, 2022, her mom shared this medical update.

Alivia's new treatment regimen will be Avastin, and the doctor said he might add back Temodar later. She had her first treatment of Avastin IV chemo yesterday and will receive it every two weeks indefinitely. She tolerated it well. Her MRI will be in March.
The doctor said they've run out of options unless he finds a different trial.
We'll do our best to try and keep her as healthy as possible. We've had conversations about whether she's interested in traveling for drugs that only have a small chance of working. They mentioned the experimental Car T-cells, but Alivia isn't interested because the port will be in the brain, and the chances of it working is small, and it's in Seattle.
So please continue to pray.
We will continue to pray, as Liv continues to fight. You are loved, sweet girl!

Please send Faith a card to help lift her spirits and make her day brighter. You can drop a card off at the radio station or mail one: 119 Southdale Drive Hartford, Ky..

You can support this beautiful family by purchasing a Never Give Up bracelet for just $3 HERE. Be watching for information about a BIG fundraiser that will be coming to Beef 'O' Brady's in Beaver Dam on March 26th, 2022.

Stacie Abbott
Stacie Abbott

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