Cancer survivor gives young chemo patients a gift to make receiving treatment easier

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VIDEO: Cancer survivor gives young chemo patients a gift to make receiving treatment easier

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Chemotherapy is tough for anyone, but especially children. On Monday, kids going through chemo at USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital got a special visit from testicular cancer survivor Frank DeBlasi. He was in town representing his non-profit ‘Ballsfest’, which he founded to support others battling cancer.

He is giving kids what are called “ComfyCozy’z for Chemo” shirts. The shirts have zippers at the top to make it easy to access the port. It’s meant so that patients don’t have to undress to hook up to their treatment.

“I know the day to day battle, emotionally and physically, with cancer is a struggle,” said DeBlasi. “So to be a part of a process to help them manage through tough days and lift their spirits by providing some sort of gift that’s going to help them through the process, it means so much to me.”

Watch the story tonight on News 5 at 6.

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