South Boston Community Rallies Around 9-Year-Old Battling Cancer
South Boston, VA - He's just nine years old and battling cancer.
Trevant Coleman has inspired the entire town of South Boston. He was a student at South Boston Elementary school, when he was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor.
Now, folks are rallying behind him and his family, hoping to bring them peace through this difficult battle.
From fundraisers to personal visits to Trevant's home, people have really made an effort to show their support to the family.
Trevant has been holding on ever since his diagnosis back in March.
Family and friends say his will to live inspires them every day.
"It lets me know I've got support," Trevant said.
The outpouring of love from the community Trevant Coleman has received has been overwhelming.
His mother Adrean Coleman says, through a Facebook page dedicated to Trevant, people have come forward with donations and kind words for her son.
"A whole lot of days, that's what keeps me going because I know I'm actually not in this fight by myself," Coleman said.
After receiving treatment for an inoperable tumor, the 9 year-old has now been placed on hospice care.
Family and friends say their faith in God has brought them this far and they will continue to remain hopeful, however.
"I've been his pastor ever since he's been born. They were going to take the respirator off of him. I asked the mother to wait at least until New Years Day and he kept on breathing. We knew it was nobody but God who raised him back up," said New Saint Lake Apostle Church Pastor Harry Betts.
South Boston Elementary School designed shirts to wear as a constant reminder of Trevant's bravery.
Each shirt is designed with his initials and words that he has used as inspiration for himself and for others who may be fighting a similar battle.
"No one fights alone," Trevant said.
A benefit will be held in Trevant's honor on February 2 at 3 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Mission in Halifax.
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