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Menomonee Falls family grateful treatment going well for child with leukemia

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Posted at 10:25 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 23:26:02-05

A family from Menomonee Falls is grateful this holiday season after their 5-year-old son has been living with two types of leukemia for more than a year.

Lincoln Maziasz's parents vividly remember the day they discovered their child was dealing with cancer.

"I remember I got nauseous and had to pull off to the side of the road and regroup before I could continue driving again," said Drew Maziasz, Lincoln's dad.

"You're in complete shock!" said Lincoln's mom Katie Maziasz.

But after a year of treatment Lincoln is doing well. But there have been challenges.

"Chemotherapy is a blessing and a curse. It takes care of what it's supposed to take care of The cancer..but the side effects can be awful," Katie Maziasz said.

Along the way, the family has seen the kindness of strangers. Like volunteers from "Special Spaces" who designed a unique baseball theme room for baseball loving Lincoln.

"You feel almost guilty sometimes. People are so generous," said Katie.

The Maziasz's are grateful for friends, family, Children's Hospital and the MACC Fund.

They now look at life differently taking time to appreciate the simple moments

"I look for joy in every single day and try to make sure I'm spending as much time as I can with the kids in those fun little moments and just making memories," said Katie Maziasz.

"We're celebrating the success he's had with treatment and so fortunate he's where he's at right now," she also said.