Bailey Cooper was just like any other little boy until doctors diagnosed him with Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2016. Suddenly his life became full of doctor visits and chemotherapy treatments.
Through it all, the young boy remained positive and cheerful, a ray of sunshine during the terrifying time.
In February 2017, the cancer went into remission. Bailey went back to school and it seemed like life was returning to normal.
Then, over Easter break, the family got the call that the cancer had returned.
Again, Bailey fought valiantly and the cancer went back into remission. The family held onto hope that this time it was for good.
Then, in August, came the heartbreaking blow: the cancer had returned yet again, and this time the prognosis was grim.
“[The consultant] broke the news to us,” said Bailey’s father, Lee. “It was late Stage Four, and it was even worse. It was very aggressive.”
The cancer had spread quickly. Doctors found lumps in Bailey’s chest, lungs, liver, and stomach. They gave him days, maybe weeks, to live.