How one boy’s brave cancer battle has inspired kids across the country
Although New Orleans 9-year-old Walker Beery recently lost his battle with brain cancer, he has inspired kids all over the country to join his fight to find a cure for pediatric cancer. Marking Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Jenna Bush Hager reports on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna.
Lemonade for cancer cures: The commission young Walker Beery gave us
When 9-year-old Walker Beery died Sept. 4 after a grace-filled two-year battle with brain cancer, he bequeathed to the world a mission of his own devising: raise money to find treatments and a cure for pediatric brain cancer — and involve children in the effort.
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“You can do really anything to raise money for cancer. Anything in the world. You just have to do something. So get after it!” That was the message from Walker Beery (age 9) to kids all across the country, rallying them to get involved in the fight against pediatric cancer – a fight Walker knew all too well.
9-year-old battling brain cancer launched 'Kids Join the Fight' to inspire other kids to help
Walker Beery could find joy in dreary places. After he was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer at age 7, in July 2019, the pint-sized New Orleanian battled two years of grueling treatment with courage and a smile.