On August 3, 2020, Titus and his family were having fun at an amusement park when he began feeling extremely tired. The next day, his mother noticed red spots all over the inside of his mouth, so she immediately took him to the emergency room. After getting some bloodwork done, the doctor said his white blood cell counts were low.
Titus was sent to Sacred Heart Hospital, where he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) on August 4. Although rare overall, ALL is the most common form of childhood cancer that starts in the bone marrow and can spread quickly.
“My family and I were so heartbroken,” shared Titus’s mom. “I just thank God that the medicine and the treatment that he’s taken is helping him.”
Life changed for Titus overnight with his cancer diagnosis, and it hasn’t been easy. He went from having a normal high school life playing football and basketball to fighting a terrible disease.
“He’s not able to go to school or play sports, and that definitely destroyed him,” his mom said.
Despite everything he’s been through, his family notes that his spirits remain high and he’s trying to stay positive and take it one day at a time
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