WASHINGTON - Like a lot of 5-year-olds, Mason loves to play with Star Wars figures and loves to root for his favorite team - the Redskins. But he also has serious work to do too. Mason is fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
A.L.L. is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow and it left Mason with an extremely high white blood cell count.
"The count was so high there was no way they could have even started any type of treatment," his mother said. His family was with him every step of the way.
Now - we're happy to say - Mason is in remission. But he still has a long road to recovery. He has two years of treatment, chemotherapy, and spinal fluid tests ahead of him.
"He makes us laugh every day," dad said. "And we're supposed to be making him laugh!"
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