NEW PAESTINE, Ind. – The town of New Palestine came together for a young boy with cancer.
Brody Stephens, 7, is fighting leukemia for the second time in his life. He beat AML when he was 18-months-old. Nearly five years later, he was rediagnosed with leukemia.
Brody has spent most all of his time in a hospital since December 2015 going through countless rounds of chemotherapy. He is now preparing for a bone marrow transplant.
Today the entire town wore orange to show their support for the young boy.
A fire truck picked up Brody and took him to several local schools so he could see everyone showing their love and support.
“It means a lot, it means a lot to have the support of his friends and classmates, It means a lot,” said Brody’s mother Cecilia Stephens.
Brody starts chemotherapy tomorrow, and he will have a stem cell transplant on September 2. He will be in the hospital for four to six weeks.