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CCA Chemo Pal helps young boy wrestle cancer

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A little rough-housing doesn't frighten Brady Coy, especially when his wrestling opponent is Troutdale police officer Nick Bohrer, a friend who has already seen him tackle so much.

Nick knows Brady's courage all too well, as does Brady’s family, who all say happy times were hard to imagine just 14 months ago.

Headaches in December 2014 uncovered a frightening diagnosis, an extremely rare and aggressive form of brain cancer called anaplastic ependymoma.

Through it all, though, Brady was a fighter, undergoing four surgeries and countless chemotherapy treatments. He and his family say they couldn't have made it without help from the Children’s Cancer Association.

Brady met Nick through the CCA's Chemo Pal program, and Nick stood by Brady's side for 90 percent of his treatments.

The impact of their growing friendship became immeasurable. Both share a common bond, with Officer Nick also being a cancer survivor and his strength serving as an inspiration.

For now, Brady is finished with his treatments, but will have to follow up with MRI's every three months.

His family knows, though, that they'll have the CCA there to help.

And no matter what the future may bring, the Coy family has a proven fighter, and a champ, in their corner.

You can help the CCA right now by donating to the V-Day for CCA campaign.

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