Meet Mason. His favorite color is orange. In fact, he even dyed his hair orange for Leukemia Awareness Month in September, and loved it so much, he kept it. In keeping with love of all things orange, his favorite team is the Cincinnati Bengals.
After graduation, Mason wants to be a YouTube gamer and has a goal to compete in American Ninja Warrior.
Mason lives in Minot, ND, and has been fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) since he was seven. His three and a half-year treatment plan is expected to finally be completed in December of 2020.
Mason's fight hasn't been without setbacks. Six months into treatment and during an intensive chemotherapy cycle, Mason got a life-threatening infection in his abdomen, leading to severe inflammation in his abdomen and an appendix rupture. He spent a month in the hospital, and ultimately had his appendix removed. This time was exasperated by a couple bouts of pneumonia and RSV, requiring more hospital stays, but he has recovered well each time.
Mason, your fighting spirit is an inspiration. You're already a warrior to us!