By Aletneigh Ingram
On March 4th, 2017, Easton Carraway was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer, with a 9.5 cm tumor in his tailbone/pelvis region that had spread to surrounding muscle tissue in both lunges. Recently, he received some great news.
Easton was taken to St. Jude hospital on March 7th, 2017, where they learned the cancer was Saccrococcygeal Teratoma, a form of germ cell tumor. He went through several cycles of chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, where they removed the tumor in his pelvis area. He had a left lung thoracotomy and removal of his tailbone.
Six months later, doctors thought Easton won the fight for good, and he went home after being at St. Jude for seven months. After being home just one week, Easton suffered a seizure, and the scans showed a rapid brain tumor that needed to be removed. His 2nd brain tumor was removed on December 20, 2017, the day before his little brother was born. Easton has had a stem cell transplant and high doses of chemo, which were a last resort to keep him alive.
His mother said, “We knew something was wrong with him before getting told to go to St. Jude, because he could barely sit on his bottom. He has been through a lot, including several surgeries and being placed on machines for chemo and blood transplants.”For a three- year-old, Easton has experienced more things in his short time on earth than an average adult has in their lifetime.
On October 25, 2018, Easton had scans at St. Jude and was declared cancer free. They still have to monitor him with labs and scans.
He can now enjoy his life like any normal three-year-old would.
He can now be a big brother to his little brother, Gunner Carraway.