Jacksonville, Fl. — “I think he’s been pretty lucky,” Zane mom says as she reflects on the months-long journey they had to go through as a family as Zane battles cancer.
She says Zane was normal for the most part, but he kept getting different types of respiratory infections.
"We had begged our doctor to let us see a specialist and they finally did. And the day before he came up to us and was like, 'what is this?' and there was a lump coming out the side of his stomach."
That’s when their lives changed, the tests started and then they found it…Wilms Tumor stage three. Zane’s family says there were times when things were difficult but thanks having an amazing support system who they were able to reach out to in times of need.
"There are a lot of days where its just rough. Just make sure that you have a good support system and there's families here that would be happy to reach out to you."
Zane had surgery not too long after his diagnosis and then went on to undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. He did have some side effects from the radiation like nausea, but his family says he has been doing fairly well. His family says they can see the finish line because Zane is almost done with chemo now.
Zane says he’s feeling good especially after having a good port access and says he’s looking forward to being both a scuba diver and police officer when he grows up.