Monster Jam dreams come true for 2-year-old battling leukemia
10:31 AM, Mar 14, 2018
12:07 PM, Mar 15, 2018
DETROIT (WXYZ) - A dream come true for a little boy in the battle for his life. Bryce Duncan is two-years-old and for half his life he’s endured intense chemotherapy, unable to leave the house because his small body was so frail. But, some generous people just pitched in to make his Monster Jam dreams a reality.
“This means the world to us, as a family, since he got sick in April we haven’t even had any family time together outside of the house – so this is his first time really being out,” Mom Shana Duncan said.
He got a private tour of the monster trucks, met their drivers and for one day, Bryce Duncan was able to experience some sort of normal.
“Acute lymphoblastic leukemia – ALL is another word for it,” Shana said.
It’s ravaged his tiny body, putting him through intensive chemotherapy for most of his life.
“He can’t go since he’s still in intense treatment which means his levels are too low, his immune system is really weakened so he can’t be around a lot of people,” Shana said.
And through it all this incredibly strong two year old has found joy in monster trucks.
So, his mom wrote Action News in hopes finding a way to get him to the big show and monster jam delivered.
“They gave us a hotel, we’re in a suite secluded, they gave us food and that was he stays kind of contained,” she said.
Bryce checked out the trucks, and met the drivers with a smile so big you’d never know what he’s had to endure. It’s simple but overwhelming for his mom and dad.
“It means everything, just for him to be here, it just means everything,” Dad Bryce Duncan said.
Everything for a family robbed of the most basic childhood joys.
“Just to see my son and be able to get out for basically the first time and be a part of other people, it just means everything,” he said.
Strength to keep fighting for the day when cancer and chemotherapy are in the rear view mirror.
“We wish so much that he could be a part of a normal life and luckily we’re on the way out of this terrible spot that we’ve been in,” Mike said.
The Duncan family says Bryce has a few months left of intense chemotherapy and then he’ll undergo chemotherapy once a month for the next two years.
Doctors are optimistic he’ll beat leukemia and we’ll all be cheering for him along the way.
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