Teen In Cancer Remission Hopes To Inspire Others With Life-Time Experience


Saturday, February 26th 2011, 8:00 pm
By: News 9


Jon Jordan, News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A teenager in Oklahoma is finally in remission after his two-year battle with cancer. Cooper Mosley was diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma, a story that touched the hearts of many including those at the Make A Wish Foundation.

Mosley was diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkins Lymphoma more than two years ago. He beat the disease but it came back a year later as stage 4. After rounds of chemotherapy, he beat the disease a second time and a year later it remains in remission.

After the Make A Wish Foundation got word of Mosley's story, they asked him if there was one thing the teenager wanted what would it be. Like many kids his age his first thought was getting a four-wheeler, but the foundation encouraged the 14-year-old to dream even bigger, so he did.

The teen got a once in life time experience. Mosley and his parents were flown out to Los Angeles where they got tours of some of the biggest video game companies including Infinity Ward and Treyarch.

"Anybody can buy four wheelers and cars, whatever it may be but for his situation there is no way the public is allowed to go see what he got to see," said Cooper's dad Chris Mosley.

Mosley is a big video game player and the best part of the trip was getting a character named after him in Treyarch's game Call of Duty: Black Ops. Black Ops fans might recognize him as Captain Mosley code named: "Big Eye." Mosley said the trip was a dream come true.

"It's exciting. It's like no other feeling. It's like you are floating. Ha, how many of my friends have this?" said the 14-year-old.

"This is an experience he gets to have and just a lot of joy seeing what your child gets to do," said Chris Mosley.

The teen's story didn't only touch the Make A Wish Foundation, even some well-known former OU football players Sam Bradford and Jermaine Gresham stopped by his hospital room to play a few games.

Mosley visited L.A. in July. By sharing his story, he hopes his experience will encourage people to donate to the Make A Wish Foundation so others can have their own once in a life-time experience.