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UK Cancer Survivor Returns To OKC, Where He Was Treated For Brain Tumor

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Of all the places in the world he could go or the people he could have met, Carpenter was passionate about using his wish to return to Oklahoma City, where he was treated for a brain tumor in early 2014. Of all the places in the world he could go or the people he could have met, Carpenter was passionate about using his wish to return to Oklahoma City, where he was treated for a brain tumor in early 2014.
Photo taken of James when he was on his way to Oklahoma. Photo taken of James when he was on his way to Oklahoma.
During their 2-week stay, Carpenter and his family visited friends at ProCure Proton Therapy Center and caught up with a local Boy Scout troupe that he bonded with during his treatment in 2014. During their 2-week stay, Carpenter and his family visited friends at ProCure Proton Therapy Center and caught up with a local Boy Scout troupe that he bonded with during his treatment in 2014.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

A young cancer survivor from the United Kingdom used his one wish to visit Oklahoma City, where he was treated for a brain tumor back in 2014.

According to ProCure Proton Therapy Center, when James Carpenter, a 15-year-old cancer survivor from the United Kingdom was given one wish from the Starlight Foundation, he knew how he wanted to use it. Of all the places in the world he could go or the people he could have met, Carpenter was passionate about using his wish to return to Oklahoma City, where he was treated for a brain tumor in early 2014.

During their 2-week stay, Carpenter and his family visited friends at ProCure Proton Therapy Center and caught up with a local Boy Scout troop that he bonded with during his treatment in 2014. This troop “adopted” Carpenter while he was here and made a special trip to ProCure to celebrate his last day of treatment.

“As soon as we returned home the first time, I knew that we had to come back one day. And when I was offered a wish, I knew I had to choose to return to Oklahoma,” said Carpenter. “Oklahoma has really touched my heart, and I now feel that it's part of me. I think of Oklahoma  as my second home now.”

Carpenter said his favorite parts about Oklahoma are watching the Thunder, the natural beauty, retail therapy and the many friends that made the time even more enjoyable.

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