A 6-year-old Framingham, Massachusetts, boy got the most devastating news possible after suffering a concussion while snowboarding -- he had inoperable brain cancer.
The horrific news was given to Devin Suau after the young boy suffered a concussion during a snowboarding trip. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation, where doctors discovered a tumor on his brain stem.
"Life changing. Three weeks ago we were a normal family doing normal activities," his father, James Suau, told WFXT. "We got some of the results today that he has high grade, which means it's a faster growing [tumor]."
Devin was given between eight months and two years to live, unless doctors are able to find treatment or trials that can buy him more time.
"Being told that your 6 year old has a maximum of 2 years of life is beyond anything you can comprehend," said Devin's mother, Christine.
Following the diagnosis, his family began spreading the hashtag #WhyNotDevin in the hopes that a cure can be found. The Harvard Hockey team is just one of the organizations and individuals sharing the hashtag to help the family.
"These kids are not given a very long time once they're diagnosed. If we don't do something for Devin, or any other child in this situation, it's heartbreaking," James said.
A GoFundMe page was subsequently launched to help the family in their fight and offset their medical costs.
"God bless your family and keep up the good fight. Prayer works and miracles happen. Join or put your sons name and healing wishes to every local and national prayer group that you can. It can be life changing," one Daily Mail reader commented in response to the tragic story.
"Wow talk about fate. If he hadn't had the accident they would have never known. So sad it's hard to lose a child you've carried 9 mos then raised [six] years only to know your about to lose him. My heart goes out to them," another added.