Boy is cancer-free 2 years after viral photo

After two years, Beckett was able to celebrate the biggest milestone of all.

October 19, 2021, 23:24

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After two years of birthdays, vacations and chemotherapy treatments, Beckett Burge was able to celebrate the biggest milestone of all: being officially cancer-free.

Beckett was only 4 years old when he was diagnosed with pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia on April 25, 2018.

He started chemotherapy and was often ill after the treatment. With his older sister Aubrey there to comfort him, their mother, Kaitlin Burge, snapped a photo that would go viral.

“One thing they don’t tell you about childhood cancer is that it affects the whole family,” Kaitlin Burge said in 2018. The family also maintains a Facebook page called “Beckett Strong,” where they keep everyone updated. keep abreast of Beckett’s recovery.

On October 15, Beckett finished treatment at Children’s Medical Center Plano in Texas.

“We are excited to say the least,” said Kaitlin Burge. ‘It’s been a long journey. Aubrey has been a great trooper.”

Beckett Burge will play baseball in the Little League in 2021.

Beckett said he couldn’t have done it without his big sister by his side.

“She always stands up for me when I had cancer,” Beckett said.

Now back at school and enjoying little league baseball, Beckett and his family shared a message of hope with “World News Tonight.”

“We just want to say that we are super excited,” said Kaitlin Burge. “All the other families going through cancer with their children and their own relatives, we just want to say, ‘Keep the fight.'”

“There is light at the end of the tunnel,” she added. ‘Keep your head up. Do it one day at a time.’

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