3-Year-Old 'Wonder Woman' Dons Favorite Costume After Completing Chemo
Sophia Sandoval's inspirational photo was even shared by Lynda Carter!
Sophia Sandoval is a real-life superhero.
In May of 2014, the three-year-old was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor, reports ABC News. She bravely fought back against the disease, going through a four-hour surgery and rigorous rounds of chemotherapy to remove the tumor.
On Jan. 30, Sophia completed her eight-month chemotherapy treatment and celebrated by donning the uniform of her favorite superhero, Wonder Woman.
“When she was taking the medicine, we would tell her she was going to get Super Woman or Wonder Woman powers,” Sophia’s mother, Rossio Sandoval, told ABC News.
The girl’s family snapped and shared a picture of Sophia at San Antonio’s Methodist Children’s Hospital wearing the beloved outfit and proudly holding a sign that reads “Last day of chemo. It was tough, but I was tougher.”
Sophia then proved she has the power to inspire.
On Tuesday, the Jessie Rees Foundation shared the photo on their Facebook page. The cancer charity’s post has gone on to earn over 40,000 shares and 1 million likes, spreading smiles across the Web.
The shot even caught the attention of TV’s original Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, who Tweeted out her support for the little fan.
Sophia is scheduled to undergo an MRI to ensure she is cancer-free. The 3-year-old’s mom says she can already see positive changes in her daughter. Sophia no longer needs to use a walker and has the energy to play around the house again.
“We felt so happy and so special because we didn’t really expect that,” her mom told ABC about the reaction to Sophia’s journey. “It is so awesome because I know a lot of people who see this will see that my daughter is kicking cancer and maybe it will help others.”
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