WESTFIELD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A teen Make-A-Want recipient from Union County determined to present away his want.
Sixteen-year-old Mason Rockmore loves video video games. The distraction of taking part in additionally helped him by means of most cancers remedies.
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“So I like Minecraft. I constructed this humongous world on my own throughout my complete remedy and it was extraordinarily large and enjoyable,” Mason informed CBS2’s Meg Baker.
He was recognized with osteosarcoma, an aggressive bone most cancers in February 2020.
“We’re very, you already know, lucky that we have been in a position to deliver our personal gear into the hospitals. So we have been at all times exhibiting up for each go to with a rolly suitcase with a TV,” mentioned Lori Rockmore, Mason’s mother.
Mason was granted a want from Make-A-Want New Jersey. Many children select a present or to make a journey, however not Mason.
“They did a lot for me … keep in mind the children, they’re similar to, they simply sit there they usually simply both sleep, watch TV they usually solely have, like, they solely have, like, 10 films,” Mason mentioned. “So I used to be considering it could go by quicker if they may entertain themselves.”
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He gifted electronics and upgraded Wi-Fi to the inpatient pediatric oncology unit on the Hackensack Meridian Youngsters’s Hospital.
Dr. Katharine Supply is one in all his physician’s.
“It’s such a, you already know, a tribute to him and his character and the way selfless he’s,” she mentioned.
She says the most cancers remedies are very intensive…
“Oftentimes they’re, they’re not feeling properly after they’re within the hospital, and to have methods to be distracted or watching films, taking part in video video games, can actually assist make that have simpler,” Supply mentioned.
Mason has been most cancers free for a yr now.
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CBS2’s Meg Baker contributed to this report.