Teen cancer survivor holds spirits high into senior year

September 17, 2019 0 By William Hollis


WELL ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO WALK THROUGH THE DOORS OF HIS HIGH SCHOOL EVERY SINGLE DAY. >>ANOTHER START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. CAN’T BE TOO EXCITED SCHOOL IS STARTING . >>Reporter: HE IS IN HIS FINAL YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL. HE HAS HIS SIGHTS SET ON TEXAS A&M. LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT IS NEXT. SOMETHING THAT DID NOT SEE POSSIBLE JUST 3 1/2 YEARS AGO. AT THE TIME, KINDA CLOUDY WHAT MY FUTURE WOULD BE. >>Reporter: SIGNS READ HERE CHILDHOOD CANCER WHICH WAS THE BATTLE JUSTIN WAS FIGHTING WHEN CLASSMATES WENT TO SCHOOL. >>I ALSO WENT INTO LIVER FAILURE AT THE SAME TIME . >>Reporter: IT WAS MARCH ON 2017. HIS MOM SAID HE WAS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO GET HIM ON THE DONOR LIST. >>HE WAS PUT ON THE TRANSPLANT LIST. DR. THE TEXAS CHILDREN NEVER GAVE UP. THEN I MATCH, WHICH WOUND UP BEING THE VERY FIRST LIVER TRANSPLANT TO TREAT LEUKEMIA. NEXT UP WITH CHEMOTHERAPY. WE SPOKE TO JUSTIN IN JUNE AS HE WAS RECOVERING. OPTIMISTIC ABOUT HIS FUTURE. >>AFTER A LIVER TRANSPLANT AND LEUKEMIA I THINK I’M PRETTY GOOD. >>Reporter: THEY STARTED TURNING GOLD FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS THREE YEARS AGO. >>ANYBODY GOING THROUGH THE EXACT SAME SITUATION I WAS, JUST GET THROUGH THOSE MOMENTS. THERE IS ALWA