A 15 year old Barrie teen has faced more challenges in his short life than any teen should have to endure. Nikki Cole from BarrieToday is here to share the story of Kevin Chao, who is battling stage 4 bone cancer and has a poor prognosis. Kevin had a skateboarding accident in the summer of 2021 and went to the hospital for his injuries, but they said he was fine. However, over the next few months, he was still in a lot of pain, and his leg eventually "blew up," leading to his diagnosis with terminal osteosarcoma. Kevin and his family are trying to come to terms with the diagnosis and live their lives as fully as possible.
Despite facing a terminal illness and being in a lot of pain, Kevin has managed to stay positive. He has continued pursuing his passions for music and gaming, even creating TikTok videos to connect with a worldwide community. Kevin's school, friends, family, and community have rallied behind him, holding charity events in his honor and trying to make his time as special as possible.
It's inspiring to see how Kevin and his family have remained resilient in the face of such adversity. Although the challenges they are facing are unimaginable, they are refusing to let it stop them from living their lives to the fullest.