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Local children with Cancer celebrate life with some fun

Posted at 3:17 PM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-21 20:35:08-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Some young cancer patients gathered to have some fun on the last weekend of Summer.

Pediatric patients, their families, and hospital staff got together at Funtrackers today to have a good time.

"and this is really fun for us as staff because we see them they are sick and we see them when they are not feeling well and this is a time to just be together outside of work, to just join together and have a wonderful time," said Dr. Catherine Boston, Pediatric Oncologist, Driscoll Children's Hospital.

The patients took a much needed break from the exhausting procedures they go through daily.

"It's a day to just let them be kids and this is a break from the hospital from treatment from chemo treatment, from blood draws from everything that they go through all the time and they are just celebrating them and their families and providing them an awesome opportunity just to have a great time," Dr. Boston told us.

Due to their conditions and the costliness of treatment, these families don't often get a chance to get out and have fun.

"A lot of times, they don't have the opportunity to come to events like this because their immune system might be too low or they might be to high of a risk of infection and so they don't get to do these things," Dr. Boston said. "Treatment can strap a family cash and there is not a lot of extra money to do fun activities like this but I think that it is really important for their mental health to be able to do fun activities as a family, take their mind off of cancer and have a little fun for one day.