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Florida Teen Diagnosed With The Flu Discovers He Actually Has Stage 4 Cancer

Date March 5, 2018 10:38

Less than a month ago, 16-year-old Hunter Brady was experiencing shortness of breath. Doctors examined him and said the teen had the flu. He was given antibiotics and allowed to go home. All seemed well until the boy’s condition worsened.

Two weeks after the initial diagnosis, Brady returned to the hospital. He was met with some sad news. He had stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

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A CAT scan at the Mease Countryside Hospital in Safety Harbor, Florida revealed that Brady’s right lung had collapsed. In addition, 30% of his left lung had also collapsed.

Twitter users are sad but hopeful

Since the news of Brady’s cancer broke, many Twitter users have been showing concern through their tweets.

Brady has already gone through five surgeries. The fluid accumulating in his heart and lungs has been drained. He is still some way away from recovery as a biopsy showed the cancer is very aggressive.

Eternal optimist

Brady hopes to grow up and become a pastor someday. In spite of his condition, he believes he will come out alive. Doctors say the teen has a 65% chance of survival.

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His family has also started a YouCaring fundraising page to help raise fund for Brady’s surgeries and chemotherapy.

Our hearts and prayers go out to Brady and his family.

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