Boy Who Grew Hair To Help Cancer Survivors Finds Himself Facing Disease
A young boy named Vinny who used to grow his hair out for cancer survivors has now found himself battling the disease.
7-year-old Vinny Desautel recently found out he was facing stage 4 cancer. His family is waiting on final confirmation that his cancer is Ewing's sarcoma, which is a type of cancer that forms in bone or soft tissue.
At first, Vinny's parents thought his right eye was puffy due to seasonal allergies, but soon found out that wasn't the case at all. After prescription eye drops and and allergy meds had no effect, his family began to worry.
An X-rays, blood tests, MRIs, and a CT scan would reveal tumors on his hip and in the bone around his eye.
We know it's cancer, stage 4, because it spread in two different locations and it's aggressive. Now we're trying to figure out what we're dealing with so we can come up with a plan.
Vinny is no stranger to cancer, and effects it has on those who face the struggle of the disease. He grew his hair for two year to donate it to cancer survivors, and now he finds himself facing the disease.
His grandparents started an online fundraising campaign that has raised $50,000 in one week after news about his illness broke. His family says they aren't used to asking for money but they appreciate all the support.
We're all right but we're just a blue collar family and we work to live comfortably
Vinny is doing his best to remain positive. He brings a copy of "Charlotte's Web" to his treatments and is hoping to get back into school after being absent for a week in order to finish his finals.
Keep fighting Vinny, and kick cancer's butt!