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Kennewick Mother Thanking Community Who Helped Through Son's Cancer Battle

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KENNEWICK, WA - A  Kennewick mom says she wants to thank the community who has given so much to her

Her son has been in and out of the hospital his whole life and she says without many people's help, their journey could have been even harder.

Elizabeth Sarabia's son Ethan is not even three years old yet but so far he has lived most of his life in hospitals. 

When he just four months old, doctors found a cancerous tumor in his head and since then, he and his mom have made it through thanks to many people's help.  

"Having your little boy go through everything and it's just....you know, I never thought children got cancer," Sarabia said. 

Little Ethan was just four months old when he started making regular trips to Seattle for chemotherapy.

After three months there, they made the trip to Philadelphia for proton radiation.

He then underwent three more months of chemotherapy back in Seattle.

This fall, Elizabeth held car washes and put out donation jars to help with the medical expenses and to get Ethan a walker.

"We just want to thank everybody, because we've just been through a lot and his journey and everything and we want to donate this to somebody else," Sarabia said. 

Ethan cannot yet walk on his own, but he is a lot more mobile now and he is even out growing his walker 

Elizabeth hopes this walker can help another child.

She says this kind of medical equipment is expensive and if it were not for the community's generosity, she does not think Ethan would be where he is now, cancer free, and learning to walk and talk.

"Every time I look at him, I'm blessed, my son, he conquered the worse and he's a miracle, that's why I think he's a blessing," Sarabia said. 

Elizabeth would like to help connect families looking to donate and receive medical equipment.

She says after all the help she has received, she could not imagine charging anyone for the walker.

You can contact Elizabeth by email at lizzsarabia@yahoo.com

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