A boy from England is fighting for his life after medical scans revealed a cancer spreading throughout his entire body.
Daniel Rainbow, 2, and his parents discovered that an aggressive form of cancer has spread to his bone marrow, liver, chest, hip and knees.
Medical officials diagnosed the child with stage four neuroblastoma in February, ChronicleLive reports. The disease reportedly has a relapse rate of 80 percent.
Despite the aggressiveness of his disease, latest tests show that his chemotherapy treatment may be working.
His parents, Mick and Claire, discovered his disease after they noticed their son was tired and not as active.vHe was eventually taken to the Great North Children’s Hospital where he was diagnosed with his cancer.
The couple must face nearly $800,000 in medical fees if Daniel should ever relapse.
Due to their determination to fight for their child, Mick and Claire were nominated for the 2015 Chronicle Champions Awards for Champion Parents.
“We’re shocked to be nominated and very grateful,” Mick told ChronicleLive. “We just want our little lad to get better.”
According to Mick, Daniel is undergoing chemotherapy before moving to surgery to remove a tumor.
“As the scans show,” he said, “the chemo is helping to get rid of the cancer but we know there is a long way to go.
“He seems to be doing really well at the minute, putting on weight and some of the muscles in his legs are starting to come back," he continued.
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