Seventeen year old Fathima Rifqa Bary, who bravely resisted her own parents as she chose Christ over Islam, is now fighting cancer. May the prayers of the saints be with her.
Published May 25, 2010
The Muslim teenager from Ohio who converted to Christianity and fled to Florida in fear of retaliation is being treated for an "aggressive" form of uterine cancer, a close friend told FoxNews.com.
Fathima Rifqa Bary, 17, has undergone two operations and has a third scheduled for Thursday, said Jamal Jivanjee, an ordained pastor who heads an Orlando-based ministry.
"The biopsy did come back malignant," Jivanjee told FoxNews.com. "It's a pretty aggressive form of uterine cancer."
Doctors had initially considered a complete hysterectomy, Jivanjee said, but they are hopeful that the complete removal of Bary's uterus won't be necessary.
"She really wants people to pray for her," he said. "That was why the decision was made to get the news out there."
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