Touching photo of girl battling cancer with friend goes viral

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. (WKRN) – A photo of a young cancer patient went viral after the picture was posted on Facebook by the girl’s mother.

Maliyah Jones, 5, has been battling neuroblastoma for almost three years, according to a Facebook page run by her mother, Tazz Jones.

Earlier this year, Jones snapped a picture of her daughter and another young cancer patient as the two were looking out at the Pittsburgh skyline.

According to ABC News, Maliyah had met her new friend that day at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and was just excited to hang out.

“Maliyah ran up to her,” Jones told WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh. “They were hugging and looking out the window and I asked, ‘Can I take a picture of them.’ And I took the picture and that was it.”

Maliyah is now getting further treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York after relapsing this year.

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