Author: Austin Fontanella

Avery is an inspiration to her family

Avery, who is in remission from neuroblastoma, poses with her family in a field.
Avery and her family

Kids often rely on their parents for inspiration, but for Kevin and Becky McAvoy, it’s their 5-year-old daughter, Avery, who provides the spark.

Avery was less than a year old when she was diagnosed with metastatic neuroblastoma, the most common type of cancer in infants. Her cancer contained an anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) mutation.

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Parents of 2-year-old hepatoblastoma survivor enjoying every milestone

William, who is in remission from hepatoblastoma, smiles in front of a Christmas tree.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE HOLBROOK FAMILY

Steph and Jake Holbrook know the date of every important moment in their son’s life: William’s first steps, his first words and even his first Boston Red Sox game. Another date they’ll forever remember: Jan. 17, 2018, when they were told that William — then 10 months old — had a rare type of liver cancer.

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