Six-year-old Jace Hyduchak of Phoenix has something on both of his favorite superheroes – Superman and Batman – according to azcentral.com columnist Karina Bland.
Hyduchak is fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia, or ALL, the most common childhood cancer.
“It’s so hard to see your kid go through that,” says George Hyduchak, his dad. His voice catches again and he apologizes. “All he knows is people are poking him and shoving drugs in him, and he’s aching all over.”
And, as Bland points out, there were superheros around the family, too. Relatives helped with the couple’s other children. Friends pitched in. Kids from Jace’s class wrote him Valentine’s.
To help give back, Jace’s mom started a team for the Run to Fight Children’s Cancer, which benefits Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Cancer Network.
Grand Canyon University Foundation Run to Fight Children’s Cancer
When: Saturday, March 11. Starting time 7 a.m. for 10K, 7:45 a.m. for the 5K, and 9 a.m. Cancer Survivors Walk.
Where: Grand Canyon University, 3300 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix.
Cost: $35 for the 5K and $45 for 10K. The survivors walk is free.
To donate to Jace’s Defenders, click here.
For more information about the run, click here.