St. Jude patient Dawson with his sister Elaina, his mom, Farrah, and his dad Dave.
Dawson is now 11 years old and has undergone about 22 months of chemotherapy. By the time he completes treatment, he will have received chemotherapy for two and a half years. “Dawson’s never complained,” said David. “He just squared his shoulders and has plowed right through. He’s a trouper.”
Farrah said, “He can’t play aggressive sports like he wants to because he’s got a port, and he’s going through this treatment, but we try to keep building good memories along this journey. We hope that he can look back and say, ‘You know, it was tough, but I learned some things and I’m gonna be a better person after all of this.’”