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California boy, 7, who donated his hair to cancer patients for years diagnosed with 'aggressive' cancer


A 7-year-old California boy who has donated his hair to cancer patients was himself diagnosed with cancer, his parents said Sunday.

Doctors said Vinny Desautels has “Stage IV aggressive cancer” in growths on a hip, an eye, his nose and his right cheek, his father Jason told KTXL-TV.

 “Well, the veins from my hip are traveling to another place right behind my eye and it's making it squinty,” Vinny, who lives with his family in Roseville — near Sacramento — told the TV station.

The parents of 7-year-old Californian Vinny Desautels told a local TV doctors the boy was diagnosed with "aggressive Stage IV cancer."

He also explained his efforts over the past two years to help make wigs for people who have lost their hair while undergoing treatment. 

“I want to help people so they don't have to go to the doctors to fight cancer."

inny has donated his own hair for cancer patients for years before his own diagnosis.

Surgeons at a Sacramento hospital performed a bone marrow biopsy on Vinny Tuesday, and they’re waiting on pathology tests to identify his cancer and begin treatments, according to a GoFundMe page started by Vinny’s grandparents. The page had drawn over $357,000 from more than 8,000 donations Tuesday night.

“Praying for this sweet selfless boy!” one person wrote on the page. “Please God take this away from sweet Vinny.”

Vinny's grandparents posted this picture of Vinny and his father Jason Desautels on the family's GoFundMe page Tuesday. GoFundMe

Vinny's grandparents posted this picture of Vinny and his father Jason Desautels on the family's GoFundMe page Tuesday.

Doctors classify cancer that has spread to distant parts of the body as Stage IV, the highest such level, according to the National Cancer Institute. Vinny’s mother Amanda Azevedo told the TV station her son is a fighter.

“As long as we are doing this as a family, we got this,” Azevedo said.

Source: NY daily News






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