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6-year-old fights for life, never gives up

feature image Nathan Norman was diagnosed with a low-grade astrocytoma in 2009.

Nathan Norman doesn’t have just one hobby he enjoys, he has a whole list – being outside, collecting emergency first responder items, playing video games and baseball.

The 6-year-old fits in these activities between episodes of “Phineas and Ferb,” school lessons, doctor’s visits, chemotherapy treatments and lab work.

Doctors diagnosed Nathan with a low-grade astrocytoma at age 2, and the cancer later metastasized to his spine. His mother, Dawn, says that her son has had surgery on both his brain and spinal cord and has been on chemotherapy three different times.

“Fighting my cancer [is a challenge] because I haven’t gotten through it in a few years,” Nathan says. His mother is hopeful that raising awareness and funds to further childhood brain tumor research will one day lead to a cure.

In the meantime, Nathan says, he will “keep fighting and never give up.”