But on the day-to-day, sister Lauryn “Pumpkin” Efird told ET that Anna “genuinely is OK” and is able to continue her daily routine, explaining, “She can still go to the grocery store, she can drive herself, she’s still able to take the kids to and from places.”
And while Anna has lost hair on her head, eyebrows and arms due to chemotherapy, she has been “able to bounce back pretty quick,” according to Lauryn.
As youngest sister Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson shared, “It does wear her body down sometimes, but other than that, she’s pretty good.”
For now, the family is staying optimistic on Anna’s future. “It is crazy to think that she will not be here probably in five years,” Alana said, “but I’m hoping that she can pull through and fight 10, 20 years.”