Boy With Leukemia Hopes To Go Back To School In Mustang


Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 2:46 pm
By: News 9


A 13-year-old Mustang boy diagnosed with Leukemia looks forward to starting school for the first time in two years.

After 17 days of intensive physical rehabilitation at The Children's Center in Bethany, Chason is going home with the hopes of returning to school soon.

Chason was diagnosed with acute myelocytic leukemia at the age of seven. Since then, he has had an on and off battle with the disease. In the past six years, Chason has gone thru chemotherapy treatments and multiple hospital stays. He recently had a bone marrow transplant and also suffers from chronic graft-versus-host-disease. He was admitted to The Children's Center for rehabilitative care.

However, on Thursday, he went home early from The Children's Center because doctors say he has exceeded their expectations. In fact, Chason is now in remission and his family is hopeful he can return to his school in Mustang soon.