Kelly family faces long road to help youngest son
TWO-YEAR-OLD Mason Kelly naps on the couch in the family's Shingle Springs house as his mother,Thi, sits by his side. Mason was home after a three-month hospital stay where he was being treated for neuroblastoma. He has since retuned to the hospital for more treatment. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
Mason Kelly is 2 years old; he has five older brothers and sisters and a new little sister and he has stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer. For the past four months, Mason has been living in hospitals, after his Oct.11 diagnosis, six days after his second birthday.
On Feb. 11, Mason came home as a trial, something that both delighted and terrified his parents, Brian and Thi Kelly.
"He needs to be home with his family, " said Thi, "but his immune system is so fragile."
They worried about what would happen if Mason's temperature went up; what if someone ... Continue Reading