September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 19, 2012 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Brenton Beshers. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Brenton’s fund.
On 8/12/11 our family was devastated to learn our otherwise healthy 14 yr old son had ALL Leukemia. We learned after 3 months of chemo he would need a bone marrow transplant in order to try to save his life. On 12/20/11, with the help of his 7 yr old sister’s cells, who was a perfect match, he had the transplant.
After a long recovery which he still is going through, he is now 100% donor and 0% Leukemia! This is his story from his point of view:
“My name is Brenton Scott Beshers and every since I got Leukemia my life has changed quite a bit. I’m 15 years old, and I loved to play sports, which I know I can’t now until I get my strength up. Once I got this disease I couldn’t go to school and didn’t get to see my friends except for weekends. I had my family there for me and once I saw how they really cared, I knew for sure I was going to win my battle, especially with all the prayers I had. When they told me I would have to have a bone marrow transplant, I cried for the first time in the 3 months that I had been told I had cancer. Not because of sadness, because of the joy due to I knew I got an easier way out of all the treatments that other kids have to go through. It was still a great battle, and I now know I am on the home stretch to victory. When 12/20/12 gets here I will have won the one year mark. It is still a 24/7 battle just knowing it could come back at anytime. I will never forget 8/12/11, the date that changed my life forever, the day I was told ‘You have Leukemia.’”