Two young Kingfisher brothers battle same rare cancer

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KINGFISHER, Okla. - A Kingfisher family hit twice by the same rare form of childhood cancer.

With one son already having fought an aggressive form of childhood cancer, the unthinkable happens.

A second younger son, Jase, is also diagnosed with the same type of cancer.

"I changed his diaper and noticed there was a little tinge of color to it," said mom Shannon Bollenbach.



Tests confirmed a diagnosis all too familiar and heartbreaking.

"Jase was diagnosed with malignant rhabdoid tumor of the kidney," said Dr. Kacie Sims, Jase's oncologist at the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer.

Intense treatments began right away for Jase, and then more devastating news for the boy's family.

His older brother Kaden's cancer, in remission for over four years, had come back.

One family with two young brothers in the battle for their lives.

Kaden and Jase

Kaden and Jase

Find out about Jase and his brother's treatment and why the eventual outcome for the family was both gut wrenching and bittersweet.

Join Marianne Rafferty for her ongoing series 'Kids with Courage' tonight at 5p.m. on NewsChannel 4.

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