MONROE, La. (KNOE) – A national foundation and insurance company is building hope for local children fighting cancer. The Rock Solid Foundation and State Farm came together to give a playset to 2-year-old Ty Brooks of West Monroe.
Ty was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in December 2019. The family says it all started with a fever.
“He would have a high fever, such as a fever, a fever for days, and then he would have liked one or two days when he would be fine. Then the third day would spin around and he’d have half a favor again. He was going to get really bad, what little spots like everywhere else and he had it on his hands, ”said Ty’s mom Bethany Brooks.
Doctors couldn’t figure out what was causing the symptoms, and one day the doctors diagnosed Ty with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
“It was in the back of my mind because childhood leukemia runs in my family. So I mean, it was a thought, but you never think your child will get cancer, ”said Bethany.
‘I was devastated. I was really upset because I didn’t know what was going to happen and what our future would hold, honestly, but I was kind of hoping it would turn out well for him because Ty is the toughest little boy I’ve ever seen, Ty sister, said Avery Brooks.
Ty is currently in remission, but he is still being treated every month. His family recently received exciting news. He was selected by the Rock Solid Foundation and State Farm to receive a new playset. He was one of only three children singled out in the state.
‘I’d say I’m quite grateful for it. I mean, it’s just, it’s so great that this stuff is available to kids like ty, ”said Bethany.
“I mean, it was just great to see this being built. How nice they were, ”Avery said.
The Brooks family says they fought one of the toughest battles of their lives. Now they are truly grateful that Ty is recovering from cancer.
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