Watching Mason Watts run around and play, you’d never know that he has already been through more than most kids face in a lifetime. Mason is in the midst of a three-year treatment plan for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
It all started in Japan, where his family lived at the time. Mason went to the doctor with a fever. Within 24 hours, he was on a plane to Hawaii, where he was officially diagnosed. Three months later, the family traveled to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where Mason will finish his treatment.
The chemotherapy hasn’t changed Mason; he’s as full of energy as ever, and loving his new job being big brother. Mason was selected as a patient Ambassador for the 2014 Parkway Run & Walk. This annual event has raised millions for pediatric cancer research and survivorship programs at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
The Parkway Run happens during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month each year, concluding a month’s worth of work that reminds us there’s a war to be won against pediatric cancer. Do your part this September. Run for Mason.
Register for the Parkway Run & Walk, benefiting childhood cancer research and survivorship programs at CHOP.