Paediatric cancer can be a really heartbreaking experience, not just for the kids but the parents as well. The process of fighting the disease and getting treatment is usually gruelling and takes a lot out of the child. It is one struggle that one hopes never to experience. However, for the fortunate ones, they get to be cancer-free, and coming out on the other side healthier and stronger is definitely a cause for celebration:
Two children from North Carolina were recently celebrated for beating cancer. To uplift their spirits and remind them of the pride in their accomplishment, the local Hometown Heroes decided to send them back to school in a very special way.
Natiya James and Dakota Roseborough were not only thrilled to be returning to school, but the moment was made even more special because they got to ride with police escorts to their respective schools.
According to WSOCTV, Natiya was diagnosed with leukaemia, but thankfully, she went into remission after receiving treatment for almost a month. Dakota, on the other hand, was diagnosed with multiple brain tumors.
To celebrate this return to school, the Hometown Heroes, which included members of the Sheriff’s department from various counties, police officers, and the fire department, all stepped in to escort the kids on this monumental occasion.
Trasha Fentress-James, Natiya’s mother, was extremely touched by the efforts of the people in her community. She described the devastation she felt when they heard of Natiya’s diagnosis, but what has helped her through this process was knowing that so many members of the community had their back.
Watching the excited looks on the children’s faces during the experience leaves no doubt that they are such strong and resilient kids. They obviously did not let the disease hold them down and keep them from having a great time.
Source: WSOC-TV/ Facebook
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