Crestview girl overcoming cancer

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM.

Monday at 10 p.m., the toddler was life flighted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston to improve her substandard oxygen levels.

"I am about 50 percent relieved, but there is still a long road to go," Gary said.

"Right now, the doctors are trying to get more red blood cells into her body," Mayberry said, adding Layla also was hooked up to a ventilator that removed fluid from her lungs after a recent case of pneumonia.

Layla's condition is fragile due to having a weak immune system.

During the ordeal, the couple has kept family and friends updated on Layla's condition through a Facebook page.

"It’s a way to keep the phone calls down to a minimum," Mayberry said.

Compounding costs

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