Family's worst nightmare

It's a family's worst nightmare.

Tim Hodgkinson and Neeley Brimer's seven year-old son Wills has cancer.

The boy complained of a stomach ache so his parent took him to their local emergency room at Penticton Regional Hospital.

A large tumor was found and Vancouver General confirmed the tumour was cancerous.

Wills underwent surgery to remove the tumour and his kidney. His parents and two year-old sister remained by his side. 

However, during surgery it was discovered that the tumour had also fused itself to his spleen, pancreas and colon and eight more tumours were found on Wills lungs.

Still at B.C. Children’s Hospital, Wills has begun an initial six weeks of chemotherapy this week, the first phase of an intense battle that will see treatment continuing for up to a year.

The family has dealt with emotional and physical turmoil over the span of a few weeks, and now they are struggling financially.

A fundraiser will be held on March 11 to support Wills and his family during recovery.

A silent auction, bake sale, bouncy castle and more will be up at Adidas Soccerplex from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

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