Local Elementary School Raising Awareness About Childhood Cancer

Local Elementary School Raising Awareness About Childhood Cancer

By: Alexa Williams

NewsWest 9

MIDLAND- Emerson Elementary School was filled with gold on Wednesday all to support childhood cancer. "Go for Gold" was created for one of the students at Emerson who has been battling cancer for six years.

Eight year old Trevor Tredaway is just like any other second grade boy but he has been faced with things many kids his age will never understand.

"He was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was two years old. He has had two brain surgeries in the last almost six years and he has been on and off chemo for the last six years," Trevor's mother, Melinda Tredaway, said.

With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Emerson Elementary wanted to back up Trevor in any way they could.

"In support for him and his family, we are all wearing gold today for the gold ribbon that represents childhood cancer," Emerson Elementary School Counselor, Kris Murphy, said.

Most people will never know the circumstances Trevor has been faced with but just last year his own mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and started the battle Trevor has been fighting for six years.

"I started chemo in September of last year so he and I were on chemo together and I think the most eye opening experience for me was finally feeling everything he had been feeling," Melinda said.

But even after all of the struggles the Tredaway family remains strong and they only ask one thing.

"Support childhood cancer because there is not that much awareness and the only people who can speak for the kids are the adults," Melinda said.

But Trevor is remaining positive and is currently in remission.

"I'm done with treatment now, all I have is MRI's" Trevor said.