Excelsior ISD Honors Kindergarten Student Battling Cancer

March 28, 2019 - Excelsior ISD honored one of their Kindergarten students, Liam Hill, who is fighting the battle of childhood cancer. Liam was diagnosed with cancer in April of 2017 at just 3 years old. Prior to his diagnosis, he was a happy, exuberant little boy with a wild imagination. Shortly before Easter that year Liam woke up with severe leg pain and could barely walk. He was seen by 9 different doctors, at 4 different hospitals, over a period of 2 weeks before the Leukemia was found. He was immediately admitted into the oncology unit and chemotherapy began right away. With chemotherapy came many physical and emotional obstacles, many of which he struggles with today. He has been in active treatment for going on 2 years and is scheduled to complete treatment the middle of 2020. He has faced this life threatening disease head on with an immeasurable amount of courage and determination, but despite all the physical, mental, and emotional setbacks that have come with cancer, he has never allowed it to break his spirit. He is a passionate advocate for raising awareness for childhood cancer. He is the youngest ambassador for Show Me Your Gold. Show Me Your Gold is a movement to spread childhood cancer awareness and is part of the Canvas for Hope organization. Liam has founded an organization called Cards of Courage in which he sends encouraging cards to other children who are also battling cancer and his mission at just 5 years old is to raise childhood cancer awareness one gold ribbon at a time! #LiamStrong #Warrior