Community & Strength: 10-year-old believes in miracles
FAIRFIELD, Ohio (Deb Dixon) - Local 12 News and the community learned about the rare pediatric cancer through stories about Lauren Hill. DIPG is a highly-aggressive tumor at the base of the brain that is difficult to treat. Now it's Kyler Bradley's cancer. And, once again, it's not just a story about cancer but community support and the personal strength of a boy who believes in miracles.
Kyler Bradley was where he wanted to be Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015; his fifth grade class at Fairfield Intermediate School. He wants to feel ordinary. Kyler knows the truth about his highly aggressive brain tumor.
His mom, Rebecca Bradley, said, "Kyler knows he has brain cancer. He knows it's inoperable. He knows his time is limited here on earth."
The tumor was discovered just 10 days ago, after he went to the eye doctor. Ten days ago the Bradley family's world turned upside down. But Kyler told Local 12 he wants people to believe with him.
A miracle; Kyler believes in miracles. So do his classmates. Their teacher planted that idea when she told 30, 10-year-olds about Kyler's cancer. The straight-A student is loved in Ms. Center's fifth grade class.
Physically, the students have watched him change daily. Ten days ago he was walking, now he's not. One side of his Kyler's mouth droops making it harder to talk but he still gets a laugh when the principal invites him to a room with candy for an upcoming event.
One of Kyler's dreams is to be a newsman so Local 12 News made sure that happened. Kyler told Local 12 he didn't want to die. But he also said if everyone prayed for him, God has to listen. There is a lot going on to help Kyler and his family including a Halloween Bash Saturday, Oct. 31, in Hamilton that will include games, face painting and food.
There is also a GoFundMe account to help the family pay for a clinical study not covered by insurance. CLICK HERE for the GoFundMe.