New cancer treatment helps Oklahoma 7-year-old

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OKLAHOMA - They are young Oklahoma 'Kids With Courage' who are fighting cancer with the help of the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer.

This week, you'll meet 7-year-old Buddy.

For the last year, Buddy has put up a courageous fight defeating a form of childhood leukemia.

"I had a cup full of blood clots, and I sat it down and said, 'We're not going anywhere,'" said Buddy's mother, Louisa Meade.

Buddy's mom knew it was something serious when her son began spitting up blood.

The little boy was diagnosed with cancer and sent to Jimmy Everest Center to begin intense chemotherapy.

"Unfortunately, the first phase of his treatment did not allow his disease to go completely into remission", said Dr. David Crawford, leader of the team of physicians treating Buddy.

Buddy needed a bone marrow transplant, but finding an exact match was difficult.

Doctors at Jimmy Everest Center are now using a cutting edge treatment that allows patients hope without a perfect match donor.

The surgery helped one little boy overcome a cancer that appeared incurable.

Watch 'Kids With Courage' Monday at 5 p.m. on KFOR.

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