Boy receives a surprise swingset after 6-month cancer battle


CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A 5-year-old-boy battling cancer received a huge surprise Saturday.

Christopher Carmody has been battling cancer for the past six months.

Dean Fournier, Christopher’s father, says his son was too sick to go outside to play.

“He became pretty much a couch potato,” Fournier said. “He was stuck in the house. We played a lot of video games. You know we just got whatever food we could get into him.”

A month ago, Christopher won his battle with leukemia.

Now he can go outside and play on his new playset he was given thanks to the “Play if Forward” program.

Roc Solid Foundation and TowneBank joined together the set up the program, which offers support to children and teens diagnosed with pediatric cancer.

Jeff Floyd was one of the Roc Solid Foundation volunteers who took time out of their day to put the playset together.

“We are trying to give him a safe haven to come out and smile and have fun, Floyd said. “As you have seen today we have accomplished our goal. ”

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