As part of his stage 3 Burkitt lymphoma treatment on March 25, Brodie, a 4-year-old boy, rang a bell to mark his final chemotherapy treatment.
The event, however, wasn’t met with the usual fanfare due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Despite having his favorite nurses, chaplain, and child life worker present, no family members except his mother could join him.
In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day on June 7 – Brodie’s first since being declared in remission and free from all cancer, says Ali Nicole.
A collection of terrifying clowns from a local horror house finally gave him what he deserved.
A drive-by parade and bell-ringing ceremony were held on Sunday to memorialize Brodie, who, according to his mother, has a fixation on “creepy clowns.”
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“All my kids love scary movies,” Ali Nicole tells Yahoo Life, who prefers not to use her last name. I never thought one of my kids would love creepy clowns, though.
Brodie has a soft spot for Ranch of Horror’s costumed characters and their door-to-door Valentine’s Day deliveries.
The Ranch of Horror team discovered that he was in remission over the latter holiday. They decided to plan something special in his honor.
Ranch says, “Our clowns instantly fell in love with how excited this little guy was to see our scary clowns.”
Ali Nicole says her son’s face “lit up” as clowns dressed in sinister masks, paint-smeared clothing, and sinister smiles led a procession of well-wishers cheering for him.
She says, “It was the happiest I had seen him in a very long time — especially when he started to see his creepy clown friends. He was jumping up and down in excitement.”
Brodie, diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma in December, is finally celebrating a month after her birthday.
He had surgery, chemotherapy, and kidney failure as soon as he was diagnosed.
He now refers to the marks left by a catheter on his neck as “vampire bites.”
Nicole says, “It was a very long, hard time. We had more bad days than good, but we cherished the good days.”
Ranch, co-owner of Travis Regalo, says, “He has faced one of the scariest monsters of all. Scary clowns are nothing but fun and games.”