Tyson Peacock was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and underwent nearly 6 years of chemo. Tyson’s been cancer free since 2009 and his mom, Elizabeth, tells us even though he was going thorough chemo, he would wake up every day happy.
“He would get his little iPod and he had this bear that played the music and he would sing and dance for all the nurses, and so here’s this kid who has to go through all of this and there’s some days he feels absolutely horrible, but he gets up and he does it.” Elizabeth says.
She says on his last scheduled hospital visit he cried because Tyson wasn’t going to be able to go back there again.
Tyson says when he was in the hospital, he was able to have fun, and there was one person in particular who was influential in his journey: Miss Joli.
“Its something about her personality and the way that she is and the way that she interacts with everybody. Not just the children, but the parents too that regardless of what is happening or how you feel, she can just walk in the room and talk to you or you can walk in to the clinic and see her and she instantly makes you feel happy.” Elizabeth says.
She says having someone like Miss Joli around makes a big difference.
“We’re not just sitting there in our beds like people think, were not, yes there’s pain but were not acting like it we’re having fun and everything and with the donation we’re actually, we’ll be able to have more fun and with all this we will get through it.” Tyson says.
Tyson says if it wasn’t for having cancer, and going though all the experiences he’s gone through, he wouldn’t be the person he is today.