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Abby Lee Miller Trying To Stay Upbeat As She Struggles To Walk Again

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For the past two years, Abby Lee Miller hasn't lived her initial picture-perfect life.

In 2017, the Dance Moms star was sentenced to a year and one day in prison after she was found guilty of bankruptcy fraud and concealing money earned abroad.

Along with being placed behind bars, Miller was also sentenced to two years of supervised release following her prison stint and a $40,000 fine.

Things went from bad to worse for the dance instructor, as she diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes in April of this year.

"We’re getting an oncologist involved and we have to figure out what the next steps are as far as chemotherapy or radiation or more spine surgery," Dr. Hooman M. Melamed, an orthopedic spine surgeon at Cedar Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital told PEOPLE at the time.

"Depending on the tumor type, depending on the sensitivity of the tumor – it just depends the type but I feel more than yes, she will undergo chemotherapy or radiation."

So far, Miller has gone through five rounds chemotherapy and is still in the hospital. However, she has vowed to stay optimistic.

"She has been open about her diagnosis with her close friends who are in awe of Abby Lee's fighting spirit," an insider shared with E! Online. "Her inner circle is rallying around her with support and regular visits to the Dance Moms star."

"Her prognosis is bleak, but she is vowing to beat this and not only walk, but dance again," the source continued, adding that the reality star plans to eventually return to the small screen.

But despite her aggressive treatments, there is a possibility Miller may never walk again.

"Abby has been trying to stay positive throughout this journey, but it’s been tough," a source told PEOPLE. "She’s getting a little stronger every day, but we don’t know if she’ll ever walk again."

We wish her all the best while she travels down the road to recovery.

[H/T: PEOPLE, E! Online]

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