3-year-old leukemia patient battling for his life - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

3-year-old leukemia patient battling for his life

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The community is rallying behind a 3-year-old Leukemia patient at Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital.

Ryan LaSource is in the battle of his life, after beating cancer 3 times and preparing for another bone marrow transplant.

Ryan's dad Austin gently held his son in his arms walking down the hallway of the children's hospital. 

The 3-year-old underwent a bone marrow biopsy Thursday morning.

"He's actually feeling a lot better, he was fighting me to get out of the bed and come down here to do the interview and that's why he's here. He's two or three hours out of anesthesia. Most people wouldn't be out of the bed so we always talk about how strong Ryan is and how much he fights to get through this process," his Dad said.

After three days in bed, Ryan asked for his bike this week.

Ryan's Facebook page showed an incredible video of him pedaling through the hospital halls. 

Tests will reveal if he is free of cancer cells.

LaSource said Thursday, "Basically check for remission status which is what we need to go to Duke."
 
The family was hoping to leave Friday and take Ryan to Duke University in North Carolina for his second bone marrow transplant.

This difficult journey has now been delayed until next week.
 
"We are hoping for a cure. We expect it to be a difficult process and we know there will be ups and downs and we pray that's the cure," said his father.

You can follow Ryan's journey on his leukemia support page on Facebook.

You can also like "RyanMan Triathlon" on Facebook for updates and visit www.gofundme.com/ryanlasource to make financial contributions.  

Donations for this go directly to Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson.

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