Beau Continues to Fight the Cancer Bullies
This holiday season we introduced you to a very special little boy, Cayden Beau Hefner (Beau for short), during the Every Gift Matters campaign. The community response to Beau’s bravery and commitment to “beating his cancer bullies” was overwhelming. So many people have been asking how Beau is doing we wanted to provide you with an update. Thanks to Beau’s parents Tiffani and Marcus for sharing the following with us.
Submitted by Beau’s parents:
April 1, 2012 marked a year since Beau was first diagnosed with Leukemia. His treatment will continue for three more years with his final visit scheduled for July, 2015. He now visits the hospital monthly for the maintenance phase of treatment and we’re happy to report that he is regaining a healthy head of hair.
As an active, five-year-old, Beau has been busy. He recently attended his first Blue Jackets game with his three-year-old sister, Haleigh. Beau was shocked by all the on-ice fights, but still had a great time. Beau also started playing soccer and enjoys lots of races with his little sister at “Gramma’s” house – “I am a really fast runner,” Beau reports.
Beau is also a reigning champion at Football and Golf on his X Box and his favorite board game, Cooties. He enjoys home school with his mom and reports that math is his favorite subject. Beau is also looking forward to summer and swimming in his pool, swinging on the swing-set in the backyard; and catching lots of big fish at “Gramma’s” house. He is also very excited about being a Miracle Mile Patient Champion and cheering on his mom during the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon this October.
We’ll continue to keep you posted on Beau’s progress. He is one of the more than 1,000 patients in active cancer treatment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and we’re pulling for every one of them to beat their “cancer bullies.”