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Boy’s brave outlook inspires others

April 18, 2014

The teachers at New Beginnings Early Childhood Development show off their bracelets in support of Isacc Hayes, a 5-year-old student who is undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. (Staff photos/Michelle Meunier)

Described as being a loving, fun, caring little boy, 5-year-old Isacc Hayes is facing an enormous challenge.

As a preschooler at New Beginnings Early Childhood Development Center, located at 302 E. Pearl St., Isacc is learning and working toward preparing for kindergarden next school year.

In February Isacc had been sick with a terrible cough. His parents believed it to be something like bronchitis, but after taken him to urgent care they found something much worse.

According to Isacc’s teacher at New Beginnings, Amber Walter, the urgent care facility did a chest X-ray and found a mass around his heart.

“They sent him up to St. Rita’s and then the did blood work and immediately sent him to Dayton to the children’s hospital,” Walter said. “That’s when they found out he had Acute Leukemia.”

For the full story, see the Friday, April 18 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.

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