Friends organize Saturday sale to benefit Boise boy with cancer

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by Breanna Roy & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 8:17 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 13 at 9:04 AM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Bonnie Harrington was the one who noticed the bump on her grandson’s head that turned out to be cancer. Since then, she’s found the true strength of her friendships.

Boise doctors diagnosed Canyon Morris, 8, with neuroblastoma in April. They discovered a tumor attached to his skull and a smaller one in his abdomen near his spine.

Before he was diagnosed, he was very active. He enjoyed outdoor activities like soccer and mountain biking. All summer, he has been isolated from his friends in medical care.

Harrington moved to Boise to be closer to the family, but her friends back in Spokane Valley wanted to do something to help. They arranged a big yard sale to help raise money for Canyon’s cancer fight.

“You never know, until something like this happens in your life, how special your friends are,” Harrington said. “I loved my friends to start, but now, I’m just amazed.”

The sale is Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 a.m. at 8611 E. Dalton Ave. in Millwood. All the money raised will go to an account in Canyon’s name which will go to support his family through these financial hardships

His parents decided to put work on hold after Canyon’s diagnosis. They are staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City where Canyon is receiving care at the Primary Children’s Hospital.

Canyon starts his first round of high-dose chemotherapy on Wednesday.

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