Christian’s Courage

Christian Daugherty is an 8-year-old twin boy with terminal brain cancer — a genetically altering form which has never before been documented. Tumors cells from a recent tumor resection have become the first ever pediatric cancer cells to successfully grow in laboratory mice for further testing. Christian’s tumor cells have already helped 10% of pediatric cancer patients, and will continue to aid in cancer research. Christian fully understands his situation and often reminds his family that “if I died right now, it’ll all be okay, because I know I’ll go to Heaven and see you soon.”