WEST ENFIELD – Chandler is nine years old from West Enfield. He collects rocks, money from around the world, and his favorite holiday is Christmas.
However, he is fighting a rare brain cancer that only seven other children in the world fight.
“His cancer is called CNS HGNET. It’s a BCOR mutation so it’s very very rare,” his mother Kristin Grey said.
Grey said he was diagnosed with this cancer in July of 2018. He’s gone through brain surgeries and chemotherapy on his brain and spine, failing many trials to cure it.
“I was offered the option after being told I should really just let chandler go. Just let him go and stop treatments and let him be happy and live life and they would make it as pain free as possible,” Grey said.
“I had two options I could either put him in the hospital. Or we could bring him home where he was more comfortable and I had to bring him home,” she said.
His mom has a Facebook page to share his story with over 4,000 people that have liked it. They’ve sent prayers and well wishes to him and his family
Because his favorite holiday is Christmas people from all over the world are reaching out to make this the best one yet.
“Come out and decorate their home because even thought they might not be able to help with the decorating process it really does create magic for kids when they’re looking out the window and see so many people there to support them and to cheer them on,” said Diane Proctor, a supporter from his Facebook page.
Grey’s asking for her community to decorate their house for him, to send some gifts, or stop by and say hello. She even said he tried to invite everyone from his Facebook page to West Enfield so he could meet them.
“Help us out with giving him the best Christmas imaginable in case he doesn’t get to see it,” Grey said.
“If we can make magic happen in there here and now let’s do it because it just changes the whole outlook of a dire situation,” Proctor said.