Midfield 5-year-old child battling rare stage 4 cancer

A young midfielder battling stage 4 cancer turned 5 on Tuesday. On April 24, Will Carter was at a softball tournament when he developed a stomachache. He went to Children’s of Alabama the following Tuesday and doctors discovered a softball-sized growth in his abdomen. We were told it was surgically removed along with his appendix. After a biopsy was completed, it was determined that Will was struggling with rhabdomyosarcoma. According to the Mayo Clinic, rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare cancer that forms in soft tissue, especially skeletal muscle, or sometimes hollow organs such as the bladder or uterus. Apparently Will’s stage 4 cancer is an intermediate risk. He undergoes a 42 week course of chemotherapy every Friday. Jenny Mills has set up a fundraiser to help Will and his family fight this battle. “A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to have my daughter join a softball team with her friend Paighton Wright. The Wright/Carter family quickly became part of our family, and their son Will kept them and everyone else on their toes,” said Mills. . Mills said Will’s family celebrated his fifth birthday with cupcakes. His family doesn’t let him be around many people while he undergoes his chemo treatments. If you’d like to make a donation to help Will and his family, click here.

A young midfielder battling stage 4 cancer turned 5 on Tuesday. On April 24, Will Carter was at a softball tournament when he developed a stomachache.

He went to Children’s of Alabama that Tuesday and doctors discovered a softball-sized growth in his abdomen. We were told it was surgically removed along with his appendix.

After a biopsy was completed, Will was determined to be battling Rhabdomyosarcoma. According to the Mayo Clinic, rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare cancer that forms in soft tissue, especially skeletal muscle, or sometimes hollow organs such as the bladder or uterus. Apparently Will’s stage 4 cancer is an intermediate risk.

He undergoes a 42 week course of chemotherapy every Friday.

Jenny Mills’ has set up a fundraiser to help Will and his family in this battle.

“A few years ago, I was lucky enough to have my daughter join a softball team with her boyfriend Paighton Wright. The Wright/Carter family quickly became part of our family, and their son Will kept them and everyone else on their toes,” Mills said. .

Mills said Will’s family celebrated his fifth birthday with cupcakes. His family doesn’t let him be around many people while he undergoes his chemo treatments.

If you’d like to make a donation to help Will and his family, click here.

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