Firefighters rally around toddler diagnosed with rare cancer
Firefighter Cody Carraway's 15-month-old son has a large tumor in his pelvic area and it's spreading to surrounding muscle tissue
By Ivana Hrynkiw
Alabama Media Group
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Orange Beach firefighters are asking for donations to help one of their own.
According to a post on Facebook by fire department, Foley firefighter Cody Carraway's son was recently diagnosed with cancer.
Carraway and Kahlee Salter learned their 15-month-old son Easton had a large tumor in his pelvic area.
Doctors said the tumor was a rare form cancer called Sacrococcygeal Teratoma, and the cancer had spread to surrounding muscle tissue and both the toddler's lungs. Easton was diagnosed with stage four of the disease.
The family recently moved from the University of South Alabama Women's and Children's Hospital to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.
"Cody and Kahlee are both with their son and plan to stay as long as it takes," the post read. "We are soliciting items to help them through their journey."
The department is seeking money or gift cards for restaurants and gas stations to help with the family's expenses. They are also asking for cards, fire department patches, and challenge coins to show the community's support.
Items will be sent to Saint Jude's on Friday. Donations can be dropped off at Foley City Hall, Gulf Shores Fire Department, Orange Beach Fire Department, Fairhope Fire Department, Daphne Fire Department Training Center, and the Bay Minette Fire Department.
"Please join us in praying for this little fighter!" the post said.
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