"We're hoping that this will reach other oncologists across the world who may come across a patient like Becky," said Maillard.

"The more people know it, the more people it will save," said Dykes. 

Maillard said systematically identifying potential drug targets could be the future of cancer treatments for all patients.

"It's a great feeling when it works as well as it did for her.  It gives me a lot of motivation to come back to the lab here and work even harder to find new treatments like that for other patients."

"We know that God has a purpose, that she's not going through this in vain," said Trahey.  "The doctors can get the credit, but God will get the glory."

Dykes still has a very long road ahead.   The drug is helping, but it's not a cure.  The next step for her is a bone marrow transplant.  Doctors hope she will be strong enough to have that soon.  Dykes is determined to keep fighting, for herself and her daughter.

"I don't want to leave her. At all. Ever."

Dykes is facing staggering medical bills and will need to move to Ann Arbor to be near the hospital when she has her bone marrow transplant.   A "Blessing For Becky" fund has been set up to help.  You can learn more by clicking here.

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