By Mary Louise Kelly-Moore/Staff Photographer The parents of a 7-year-old boy from Maine have been battling cancer since February, but their son has been fighting his own battles.
The family has been battling a rare type of leukemia called non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which affects only one-quarter of people.
The family has also been battling several other forms of leukemia, including the rare cancer of the liver.
The boys cancer has been diagnosed at age 4, but his parents are determined to keep him alive.
They have tried everything from chemotherapy and radiation to surgical interventions and bone marrow transplants.
The father’s condition has gotten worse.
On Tuesday, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced the boy’s condition was improving, and he was receiving a chemo regimen that would have the boy on dialysis.
But now the family says they need to make changes to the family’s routine.
They want to keep the boy with them at home, but they want to change the way they spend time with him.
The parents are taking a break from their children.
The boy and his older sister, a 9-year old girl, are staying with relatives in New Hampshire and can only be with the family during the school week.
But they can visit with the boy at the doctor’s office when he is home.
In a statement, the parents said their son is battling the cancer with the help of a team of medical specialists, nurses and others.
They are also working to make sure the boy doesn’t lose his touch.
Our son is our hope, our purpose. “
He is not alone, but we are.
Our son is our hope, our purpose.
We are the family.”