Meet a real life hero, Gavin Rayne Penkala.
is a 7-year-old boy from Pennsylvania who has already faced some serious challenges in his young life. Kind, considerate, thoughtful and brave Gavin is on the high-functioning autism spectrum called Aspergers. Earlier this year,
was being treated for what the doctors thought was pink eye. When his eye condition wasn't improving, they called for further testing, and the results came back with news no parent can prepare for-
On February 1st, Gavin was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma in his left eye.
He immediately entered testing and treatment including a biopsy of his eye and bone marrow, and a spinal tap. He
has been undergoing chemotherapy treatments once a week, which unfortunately have been making him very sick, but he is handling them with grace. Gavin also just completed 28 days of radiation, in which he had to be put under for every treatment.