Mile #168 Kaleb and Noah
Kaleb and Noah are two brothers who have bravely fought cancer three times between the two of them. Kaleb was first diagnosed with leukemia when he was 6 years old. He underwent 2 1/2 years of treatment and was declared cancer free in the summer of 2013. He went back to school and was trying to get back to a “normal” life, but cancer had other plans. At the age of 9, Kaleb found himself once again in for the battle of his life. This time was harder, more intense, and the risks were higher. But for the next 2 1/2 years he fought, and he was finally able to hear the words “no evidence of disease” once again.
We hoped this time cancer would leave us alone, but little did we know in just 11 months Kaleb’s little brother Noah would be diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a very aggressive type of bone cancer. We were devastated, but Kaleb was Noah’s rock. He stood by Noah every step of the way. He held Noahs hand, he let Noah cry on his shoulder while he held him, he made Noah laugh when he needed it, he pushed Noah to keep going when he was tired. Noah fought and he was also able to hear the words “no evidence of disease” in November 2018.
Kaleb and Noah are both currently in remission and doing well. They are passionate about being advocates for other children going through similar experiences.