September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 20, 2012 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Eron Bing. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Eron’s fund.
Eron Bing was born August 14, 1997, in Augusta, Georgia. He had always been a healthy child full of love and adventure. His favorite thing to do was go fishing every Sunday with his dad and siblings. After I brought my family to live in Atlanta for better opportunities that all seemed to change overnight.
On February 2, 2010, I received a phone call from Eron’s school (Bear Creek Middle School) saying he fell. His brother Eric called me after picking him up from school and said “I think Eron leg is broken.” After the ambulance came Eron was taken to Children Hospital. The doctors rushed to take x-rays of his leg and sure enough his left femur was broken. Eron went to surgery on February 3rd and a rod was placed in his femur from his hip down to his knee. April came and it was time for his first post up appointment and everything went well so he went back to school and finished off a great year.
Later, on in July Eron was complaining of severe pain in his hip and also we had noticed he had starting limping. I made an appointment to see his doctor and when Eron got there the doctor ordered a x-ray of Eron’s leg. When he looked at it there was an area on his hip that worried him. So the doctor called me in to his office and said we needed to do a biopsy of that area. He did not want to waste any time so the next day we went to the hospital and Eron had his biopsy. After the test was complete the doctor came in with the results and the look on his face was frightening. He told my son Eric and I that it was cancer known as Ewing’s Sarcoma. August fourth Eron received his first round of chemotherapy treatment. He went through fifteen rounds of chemo and thirty days of radiation treatment. Eron finished his last round of chemo on April sixteenth he went back to school in his wheelchair because he had lost about three inches in his leg. That did not stop my baby boy two weeks later he started walking with his crutches. When November came Eron had to go back to the hospital for surgery to have a partial hip replacement, because all of the chemo and radiation had weakened his hip bone.
Next, a few weeks after his surgery he was able to go back to school and he was excited because his doctor was able to get all three inches back in Eron’s leg. Now my son walks without any help no crutches or wheelchair needed. He will be starting high school this August a day before his birthday. Eron never did ask mommy why this had happen to him but, sometimes he would say “mommy I am so tired,” and as a mother and a parent I have never felt so helpless or angry at times. Only because I could not make my child feel better. Now Eron goes every four months for his checkup. The doctor told us one day “that if it was not for Eron’s injury we would not have ever known that he had cancer until it was too late.”
I hope I can one day find peace and not worry so much about will my son cancer will ever come back. I am so glad that Eron has no fear of anything. He is so outgoing and full of life. I pray for my family everyday and I am so proud and thankful for my baby boy Eron Bing the cancer survivor. Mommy loves you.