Spiderman swings by to raise boy’s spirits in his battle with cancer (6 Photos & Video)
It’s a beautiful August day, and Jayden goes to the door to see what’s going on outside. It’s his 5th birthday, and he waits in anticipation, only to be surprised by the one and only, Spiderman. Spiderman came to visit Jayden for his big day, swapping epic stories, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. Jayden is Spiderman’s biggest fan, and now more than ever, he needs the strength of a superhero.
On August 28, 2013, 4-year-old Jayden fell and bumped his head, leaving him disoriented and unsteady on his feet. His parents took him to a local hospital where doctors performed several tests, confirming the unimaginable. Jayden was diagnosed with a Grade 4 Brain Stem Tumor, the worst of its kind, with only a year to live. Shocked and devastated by the news, Jayden’s parents did not give up hope, and devoted their lives to helping their son live a happy, healthy, and full life.
Over the past year, Jayden has remained stable and energetic, but as of the past few weeks, his condition has slowly deteriorated. A recent MRI scan showed that the tumor has grown, causing Jayden’s motor skills to be dramatically affected. In addition, two cysts have formed around the tumor, requiring a tube to be placed through Jayden’s nose, and fluid has begun to form around the top of his brain. In response to the negative changes, Jayden has been placed in the care of a private doctor who is helping to provide supplements and medication, with the end goal of decreasing the size of the tumor.
Although Jayden’s condition has been deteriorating, every day things seem to get a little better, as he regains his ability to move and play. He’s even starting to argue with his older sister, giving his family a glimpse of their little boy’s personality returning. With these gradual results, Jayden and his family have hope for the future. This little guy is a true fighter, just like Spiderman, and every single day is a blessing.
It’s great to see Spiderman taking time out of his busy schedule to come and visit Jayden. The man behind the mask, however, is none other than Jayden’s father, who had a custom Spiderman suit made just for his little guy’s fifth birthday. The video will melt your heart, as you watch the two share an absolutely magical start to an unforgettable birthday.
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If you would like to learn more about Jayden’s story, you can visit his Facebook page
here, or support him and his family through the GoFundMe page here.
(Pictures via “Hope for Jayden” Facebook