Better treatments help battle leukemia

UNC Children's patient ambassador, Mason Brantley, shared his story with the WRAL Health Team to raise awareness for much-needed research.

Better treatments help battle leukemia click to enlarge Mason visits with Santa at UNC.

October 9, 2014

Six-year-old Mason Brantley’s ordeal began during a family ski trip in April 2013, when he developed severe cold-like symptoms along with a high fever. When the usual treatments didn't work, tests at UNC Hospitals confirmed he had leukemia.

Mason, now in remission, returns to UNC once a month for ongoing treatment. He and his family shared their story with WRAL in advance of the Leukemia and Lymphoma's Light the Night Walk in Raleigh.

Said his mother, Marcia,“They have come a long way in the fight against leukemia, and we're so very blessed.”