The worst thing about the collection of diseases known as cancer is that they literally can strike anyone, regardless of age or circumstances. And when a child is diagnosed, it can be heartbreaking for everyone.
But we just found a wonderful story, thanks to ABC’s Good Morning America, about a young boy who may be fighting cancer, but is having the time of his life. You are going to love this story when you watch the video.
Beckett Wyatt is not like a lot of his classmates. The nine-year-old was diagnosed with stage four Ewing’s sarcoma last year and has been engaged in the fight for his life ever since.
But thanks to his family and friends, he is doing it in style and having a great time during the struggle.
Thanks to a classmate’s mother, he just got to take his first helicopter trip, along with his mom, Kymmie Wyatt. With all his friends and family watching, the two were whisked from the Midlothian Family YMCA playground in Midlothian, Virginia, to VCU Medical Center in Richmond for his treatment
His mother said “He absolutely loved it. As soon as we got in the air, he asked me a bunch of times if I was OK. It was so cute. He said that’s probably the best thing he’s ever done.”
Speaking of ABC news, Kymmie Wyatt talked about her son’s disposition during this ordeal, saying “He pushed through it and he loves when he’s able to encourage other kids. It has never occurred to him once that he will not beat this. He brings his Nerf guns to and from the hospital and shoots the doctors and nurses. When he walks into the clinic, no one will not notice he’s there. He has a lot of personality.”
She continued, saying that “We’re taking trips, going on adventures and giving him some crazy fun.”
Recently, one of Beckett’s classmate’s mother decided that she might be able to make getting to and from his treatments a little more fun, so she contacted The president of HeloAir in Sandston, Virginia and worked with him to make the helicopter trip possible.
To make his Tuesday trip to treatment a little more fun, Wyatt said a classmate’s mom contacted Whit Baldwin, president of HeloAir in Sandston, Virginia, and the two organized for the boy to fly to VCU by helicopter.
Dr. Megan Lyle, Beckett’s Doctor, told ABC news that “Beckett’s story brings to light the beauty of human nature, that in the face of adversity we band together to bring love, joy, and support to a child and their family. The journey through childhood cancer is about much more than radiation treatments, clinic visits, and chemotherapy. It’s the individuals and organizations throughout the state of Virginia, and from New York to Florida, who have stepped in to support and encourage Beck and his family.”
Ewings Sarcoma patients are treated with a rigorous complement of chemotherapy drugs such as ifosfamide and etoposide, as well as radiation treatments.
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