Vinny Desautels, son of the hairdresser Amanda Azevedo and the combat veteran Jason Desautels, is a 7-year-old boy who had been growing his hair out for two years to donate to children with cancer. But a few months after he cut his 13-inches hair, the kid was diagnosed with an “aggressive” stage 4 cancer in the area of his hip and eye bone.
Her mother helped every year in a local lymphoma foundation, where she helped those who are suffering from cancer to make them look extraordinary for an annual benefit gala held on the foundation.
One year, her young son Vinny Desautels asked what she was doing, and she explained to him how cancer can ravage the body, and sometimes the person will lose their hair. The young boy said to his mom that he wanted to help and began growing his hair out to donate it.
Even when Vinny was teased constantly by other kids and being called a girl, Vinny didn’t care and kept growing his hair out for two years, for the sake of helping those people that were dealing with this deadly disease.
Back in March, Vinny had a puffy eye. At first, the parents thought that the eye problem was an allergy, but they realized that it didn’t go away even with prescription eye drops and allergy medication.
Later, after several rounds of medical tests including blood tests, MRIs, and a CT scan it was revealed that he has tumors on his hip and in the bone around his eye.
The doctors diagnosed the boy with Ewing’s sarcoma, which is a type of tumor that forms in bone or soft tissue. Now Vinny, a 7-year-old boy who loves soccer, tee-ball and Pokémon is facing stage 4 cancer.
Stage 4 cancer &Crowd-funding
A stage 4 cancer is when the cells from the lump in the lymph node spread further through the lymph vessels to more distant lymph nodes or when they get into the blood stream. Once they cells are in the bloodstream, the cancer cells can go just about anywhere in the body, to form new “colonies” and keep on spreading further like little conquests over new lands.
Jason Desautels said that they know it’s stage 4 cancer because it spread in two different locations and it’s an aggressive type of cancer. Jason and Amanda are now trying to figure out what they’re dealing with so they could come up with a plan.
Also, Vinny’s grandparents started a Crowdfunding at the website “GoFundMe” that is titled “VICTORY for VINNY”, where people can donate to help the family to pay for medical costs and missed work. Nearly $80,000 has been raised to help Vinny.
Source: Fox 40