3-year-old cancer patients reunite after forming sweet bond while hospitalized

MESA, Ariz. (KPHO/KTVK) – It is not uncommon for cancer patients to support each other while undergoing chemotherapy.

But in this case, the patients are only 3 years old.

Two children learn important lessons about the power of friendship.

These two may have been separated for only two months, but it was a very long journey that brought them together.

“During that time, those two months, they sent little videos back and forth, FaceTime, and they were constantly asking each other to see each other,” says Dani Porter, Mack’s mother.

Both Mack and Payson met earlier this year while living on the same floor at Phoenix Children’s, as they were both battling different forms of childhood cancer.

Once they went home, they didn’t see each other very often.

The two were separated for two months, reunited late last month, and are now in remission together.

“They know what each other is going through, like they know the heart, what we can all guess at and we can all understand a little bit, but they know 3-year-old childhood cancer,” said Ty Porter, Mack’s father.

They may only be 3, but their relationship teaches the adults around them big lessons.

Dani Porter said, “The human experience has so many difficult things and it can be so much better if we just take good care of each other.”

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