6-Year-Old Can’t Contain His Excitement When He Learns He’s Cancer-Free!Elizabeth Nelson
Cancer isn’t fun for anybody, but we suspect it’s an even more devastating diagnosis for a child. Instead of playing outside, going to summer camp, or hanging out with friends at school, a child with cancer must miss a lot of his or her favorite activities due to doctor’s appointments, chemo treatments, and simply not feeling well enough to participate in some of the things kids love to do.
Ben found out in March of 2013 that he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He was just three years old at the time, which made his cancer diagnosis particularly difficult to swallow. He was “near death” at the hospital, and his family didn’t know whether he would make it. He endured years of treatment in the hopes of eventually beating the terrible disease.
Ethan, Ben’s older brother, helped put the normalcy back in Ben’s life by continuing to play with him like nothing had happened, and eventually, with treatment, Ben began to get better. His actions taught their parents just how important it was to “provide as much normalcy as possible to their boys.”
In June of 2016, Ben had lab tests done to see whether there were any cancer cells left in his body. The results came back negative, and mom Casi got to film both her boys as they learned that Ben was cancer-free.
You’ll never guess what the first words out of Ben’s mouth were when he heard the news. Not quite what you’d expect, but it just goes to show that kids think differently than we do!
Ben still has check-ups and some treatment left in his future, but he’s well on his way to a clean bill of health and a nice long stretch without a hospital visit. So it’s not hard to understand why he’s so excited.
You’re not going to want to miss the reactions of this cute cancer-free kid and his sweet brother! Check them out in the video below!