New Palestine comes together to support 7-year-old boy battling leukemia

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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.

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