MERIDIAN — Three native households – all related by a horrible, unthinkable analysis – are teaming up for Childhood Most cancers Consciousness Month.
Coleman, Addie and Easton have been all recognized with most cancers within the final yr and on Saturday, their mother and father hosted an occasion to boost cash for pediatric most cancers analysis and rejoice their courageous little fighters.
These three households have a particular bond now – capable of raise one another up and relate to their hardships throughout this previous yr. Saturday’s barbecue and bake sale was not solely to deliver consciousness to the truth that youngsters get most cancers, too, however it was additionally a celebration.
4-yr-previous Addie Abernathey finishes months of intensive remedy on Monday.
“It is bittersweet. You assume you would be tremendous excited and we’re completed, however it’s only a going forwards and backwards between being concerned and never being concerned and simply having fun with every second. So that is what we will be doing: we’re simply going to be making reminiscences and making an attempt to not concentrate on the scans each three months and the probability that it may come again,” Addie’s mother, Kristee Abernathey, stated.
Recognized on Christmas Eve final yr with a really uncommon, aggressive type of most cancers, it has been an extended haul.
“She’s been doing a complete of forty weeks of chemotherapy after which radiation in Seattle – 29 remedies of that over like an eight week interval,” Kristee added.
However general, mother says Addie is doing superb.
“She’s an actual sassy spirit and has continued to be that means all through,” Kristee stated. “She simply dances her means via it. She’s simply been an actual inspiration to us.”
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It has been precisely one yr since Easton Brown was recognized with the identical sort of uncommon most cancers as Addie.
“His is orbital rabdomyosarcoma, which is a really unusual most cancers we’re informed,” Easton’s mother, Paige Brown, stated, “and it was very fascinating once we came upon about Addie who was recognized just some months after Easton.”
Easton wrapped up remedy six months in the past.
“He has a tremendous spirit and thru the entire course of has simply been a cheerful child and rolls with the punches. He simply does what must be carried out,” Paige stated. “I feel one of many good issues about having it occur so younger is that he simply both feels good or he does not really feel good. And he does not perceive the acute nature of what he is going by means of.”
After which there’s Coleman, or Cole, Ross, who has additionally been preventing for his life as properly, recognized with excessive-danger neuroblastoma in December of final yr.
“He is had plenty of remedy since then: lots of chemotherapy, surgical procedure to take away his tumor, a…