HAMILTON, Texas (KWTX) Two Hamilton County sheriff’s deputies have plenty to be thankful about after learning Wednesday that their 6-year-old son, who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, is now cancer free.
Brisen Fullbright. (Family photo)
Patrol Lt. Brian Fullbright and his wife, jail Lt. Beronica Fullbright, found out Wednesday that a full pathology report confirmed that their 6-year-old son Brisen, who was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, one of the rarest forms of soft tissue cancer, is now free of the disease.
"We cried and cried and stared at him in that bed while he was recovering thanking God," Beronica Fullbright said.
"I was just overwhelmed I mean just glad that he's going to be OK,” his father added.
Two weeks into kindergarten this fall Brisen, developed a painful knot on the inside of his lower arm.
After tests and surgery, doctors confirmed Brisen had a synovial sarcoma.
Brisen underwent three chemotherapy treatments and the latest surgery on his left arm showed no more signs of cancer cells, the Fullbrights learned Monday.
The final pathology report Wednesday confirmed the doctors’ findings.
The Fullbrights say that it will be a special Thanksgiving.
"We're all going to be there (with relatives at Thanksgiving table) and just be thankful." Brian said.
"I'm so excited for the holidays you know that he's here, he's getting better.”
Thanksgiving's going to be the best that we've ever had I think." Beronica said.
The community has rallied around Brisen and on Saturday, a rodeo was held in Evant and $7,500 was raised for his medical care.
Brisen's godmother, Patti Shaffer, who has been taking care of the youngster for the past two days so his parents could go back to work, said she knows Brisen is cancer free for a reason,
"He's got a huge heart and I believe that he's meant to be here to help others just as his parents do."