When Officer Tara Waters’ son turned 3 years old, she and her husband were so happy to celebrate the day with their fun-loving son.
The following day, in stark contrast to the joy they felt just hours earlier, was a complete upheaval.
According to Quinn’s Facebook page:
“Quinnie ‘The Mighty Quinn’ was celebrating his 3rd birthday one Sunday in February and was in Children’s Hospital the next, leading to a diagnosis of a brain tumor on his brain stem, more commonly known as Medulloblastoma. … Medulloblastoma is the most common central nervous system (CNS) embryonal tumour and the most common high grade childhood tumour, accounting for 15-20% of all childhood brain tumours. They are commonly found in children between ages of three and eight, with a higher occurrence in males.”
Tara told MassLive.com that both she and her husband had to stop working so they could be there for Quinn during his cancer treatment treatment, placing a heavy financial burden on the already stress-ridden family.
Thankfully, doctors were able to remove 95% of the tumor at the base of Quinn’s skull. He has spent the past six months in and out of the hospital undergoing grueling treatments and chemotherapy.
After his final round of chemotherapy, Quinn had to stay isolated inside his home in Weymouth, Massachusetts, so as to protect his fragile immune system from infection.
While other toddlers are outside exploring the world and living lives full of whimsy and wonder, Quinn remained housebound on a strict diet.
As word spread about the little boy’s life of isolation, people in the community — from all walks of life — started showing up on the Waters’ front yard.
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