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Liberty Center hosts drive-by parade for teen with cancer

A community gathered to lift Caydyn Eagleton’s spirits after a two-year battle with a rare form of cancer.
Published: Sep. 27, 2020 at 5:55 PM EDT
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LIBERTY CENTER, Ohio (WTVG) - Caydyn Eagleton of Liberty Center has been battling brain cancer for two years.

On September 22, the 13-year-old’s family received new MRI results that showed his tumor had not only grown but multiplied.

“We got the results last Tuesday from the doctor and they basically told us that we’ve reached a point where he’s got multiple tumors now," explains Britni Williams, Caydyn’s mother. "The one that’s in the center is a completely different tumor since it was removed once and now it’s grown back.”

Running out of options for medical treatments, the family is hoping to raise awareness about rare forms of cancer so that more research can be done.

As a result, the community that has followed Caydyn’s journey through his Facebook page “Courage for Caydyn” took part in a socially distant drive-by parade in front of their home.

Local first responders led the route from Liberty Center Schools down County Road U to pass by Caydyn’s home. School sports teams also gifted Caydyn with signed footballs and others brought gift baskets or monetary donations for the family.

Williams says the support has been overwhelming, but Caydyn has been courageous through it all.

“Without the strength that he’s shown through this whole thing, I don’t think I’d be OK," she said. “And he’s helped me a lot just realize the different aspects of what’s important. He’s an amazing kid.”

The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with Caydyn’s medical expenses. You can click here to donate.

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