Brother Helps Fight Little Boy’s Leukemia Battle - FOX 35 News Orlando

Brother Helps Fight Little Boy’s Leukemia Battle

Posted: Updated:

The beeps coming from the IV machine are of little consequence to 7-year-old Sam Adams, his eyes are focused on his own beeps.

As Sam defeats the bad guys on his Nintendo DS, an IV is pumping antibodies into him fight off the internal 'bad guys' and boosting his immune system.

His biggest nemesis, leukemia, was first defeated in March after a four year bout, but it reared its ugly head again in July attacking Sam's central nervous system.

"You can't fight anymore, I'm just blessed to have options," Sam's mother, Chystal Brigman said.

For this next bout, Sam will need a partner a bone marrow transfusion. Luckily his three-year-old brother Jack turned out to be a perfect match.

"So we spent a lot of time helping and he's very eager to help his brother. It's a great story," Dr. Arun Panigrahi of Pediatric Oncology said.

The procedures could begin in next week or so and leave Sam in the hospital for weeks.

You know you get overwhelmed it's overwhelming scary because I'm looking at both sides. I have a donor and one receiving so it's both sides," Brigman said.

Sam knows the generous gift his three year old brother is offering and says it's one he'd be willing to repay if he could.

"I would help him, I would donate my bone marrow to him too," Sam said.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Hershey Takes Wraps Off New Corporate Logo

    Hershey Takes Wraps Off New Corporate Logo

    AP ImageAP Image
    The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.
    The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.
  • Video Shows $70K Robbery, Shooting In Supermarket Parking Lot

    Video Shows $70K Robbery, Shooting In Supermarket Parking Lot

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:13:22 GMT

    Police release surveillance video of a man being shot and robbed of $70,000 in the parking lot of a supermarket in Northeast Philadelphia.

    Police release surveillance video of a man being shot and robbed of $70,000 in the parking lot of a supermarket in Northeast Philadelphia.

  • Teen Drowns Retrieving Soccer Ball From Pond

    Teen Drowns Retrieving Soccer Ball From Pond

    Authorities say a teenager drowned while reportedly trying to retrieve a soccer ball from a recreational reservoir in southeastern Pennsylvania.

    Authorities say a teenager drowned while reportedly trying to retrieve a soccer ball from a recreational reservoir in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices