Young cancer survivor marks milestone at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Brayden, a teen from New River, is cancer free after an over two-year-long battle. Tuesday morning, he rang the bell at Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Published: Dec. 20, 2022 at 8:57 AM MST|Updated: Dec. 20, 2022 at 9:40 AM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) — A Valley teen is celebrating after beating cancer and marked the milestone Tuesday morning during a special ceremony at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

The Arizona’s Family Surprise Squad first met Brayden in March at his home in New River. At the time, Brayden had been ill for more than two years after being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2020. His mother, Libby, had quit her job as a teacher to care for him and bills were mounting. The Surprise Squad gifted the family $5,000 to help with home repairs, courtesy of Valley Toyota Dealers.

Fast-forward to December. Last week, Brayden had a bone marrow biopsy showing that he’s now cancer free! To mark the occasion, Brayden rang the bell at Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Tuesday morning at an event that included his family and friends. That’s a privilege reserved for patients who have had their final chemo treatment.

Check out the heartwarming ceremony in the video above!