Five days a week, for several hours each time, 7-year-old Mia Spargo of Lake Jackson, Texas comes to get specialized proton therapy treatment at the Texas Medical Center.
With her mother by herside, she’s battling a rare form of brain cancer.
Mia is very sweet, with a laugh and smile that will warm your heart. And she is also a wonderful little girl who tries to brighten the days of other young cancer patients despite all she’sdealing with, including chemotherapy. “It’svery hard and kids stay a long time, and I understand how hard it is,” said Mia. “So I choose to use my birthday money to buy toys.”
Mia’s efforts were recognized by a foundation formed in honor of one of the young Sandy Hook shooting victims. She’s now the proud recipient of the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Award.”I’m really glad to have it,” said Mia. “It means to me a lot and I will always have it.”
Mia’s mother, Marina, said her daughter’s battle with cancer has made her a different girl. She said she’s always been sweet, but her fight has made her more mature and thoughtful. It’s been a tough fight since Mia was diagnosed with cancer in September, but she is scheduled for her last round of chemotherapy next week.