When Caleb was 13 he was diagnosed with cancer. Watch as he talks about his battle and victory and also how he coped with the disease. Also be sure to check out his sister’s video on how she dealt with helping a sibling with cancer.
What Is Cancer?
All kinds of cancer, including childhood cancer, have a common disease process — cells grow out of control, develop abnormal sizes and shapes, ignore their typical boundaries inside the body, destroy their neighbor cells, and can ultimately spread (or metastasize) to other organs and tissues. As cancer cells grow, they demand more and more of the body’s nutrition. Cancer takes a child’s strength, destroys organs and bones, and weakens the body’s defenses against other illnesses.
The Coping Cart at Norton Children’s Hospital is designed to help ease children’s stress and anxiety.