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Teen with Cancer on the Road to Recovery

By: Samantha Saracino Email
By: Samantha Saracino Email

A Letcher County teenager is finally getting better after suffering from brain and spinal cancer. Travis Morton was diagnosed with cancer twice over the past few years.
He was able to come home in January and is now recovering quickly, but doctor's weren't sure he would make it this far.

"They kind of gave up on me. They told me I would never make it to see sixteen, which I just did the other day," said Travis Morton.

Travis's Mom says he's made a huge transformation.

"When he first got sick, he couldn't even move or turn himself over in the bed. They didn't know if he would ever walk again. His memory was really bad; he couldn't remember things," said Melody Morton, Travis's Mom.

Travis has been going to therapy and is working hard to get back on his feet again.

"I have to get to do that because I'm a junior this year. I have the prom. I have friends parties and everything and I want so much to be like a regular person again," Travis said.

Travis also plays the guitar-- something he hopes to do standing up again someday.

"I started playing that since I got sick the first time and it's just one of them things that no matter how I feel, it makes me happy."

Travis and his family are hopeful he will continue to get better.

"As long as we can keep it like it is right now, then we'll be fine. He may even be able to stop his chemo in January or February if everything is still good," his mother said.

Travis is continuing his road to recovery on Thursday night. He is playing his guitar with a band at Neon days.


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