Dozens show support in Xenia for Kettering teen battling rare cancer

UPDATE @ 2:45 p.m. (April 8)

Dozens of people gathered this morning at Xenia Grace Chapel to pray for a 14-year-old girl battling a rare form of cancer.

Abby Montgomery of Kettering is having surgery Monday for embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, which is a secondary cancer after she was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer when she was 5, her mother, Rhonda Montgomery said at the church, 100 Grace Road in Xenia.

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“It’s definitely overwhelming,” Rhonda Montgomery said of the support her family is receiving. “It’s good to see we have a lot of family who came in and people we don’t even know who came in, so it’s overwhelming.”

Credit: JEFFERY BROWN / STAFF

Credit: JEFFERY BROWN / STAFF

FIRST REPORT

A prayer gathering for Abby Montgomery, 14, of Kettering, will be held Sunday morning at Xenia Grace Chapel.

The community will gather at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 100 Grace Drive to pray for Abby, who is battling cancer for a second time, said her father, Kevin Montgomery.

She was diagnosed with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma and will have surgery Monday, her father said.

Abby and her brother Kaleb were both diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer when they were 5 but three years apart, according to Kevin Montgomery.

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