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Bo's cancer journey: A Menomonee Falls 6-year-old completes his last chemo treatment

Posted at 7:49 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 09:17:47-05

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A Menomonee Falls family is thankful this holiday season as their six-year-old son completes his last chemo treatment.

Boden Miles plays with his action figures like any six-year-old kid obsessed with Stars war. However, three years ago Bo found himself in the fight of his life.

"Boden did not look well, his eyes he had bags, under his eyes were so swollen. He was flush and pale and he looked exhausted," father, Jason Miles, described.

A trip to urgent care turned into an immediate ER visit. Courtney Miles recalls the night she received a thread of text messages from her husband while Bo awaited test results.

"The last update I got was that they were being admitted and I should stop at home and grab a few things."

Everything changed when she got up to the room and heard the diagnosis: Leukemia.

Bo underwent months of grueling treatment, prodding needles, and blood transfusions.

"The first eight months of your treatment is hardcore hard -chemo, multi-clinic visits in a week," said Courtney Miles.

The couple says they could not have made it through without the support of the MACC Fund.

"It's so difficult to live day to day with what we are going through, said Jason. "I don't know what we would have been able to do without the MACC fund."

November 2nd Bo marked a milestone completing his final chemo treatment at Children's Wisconsin. It was an accomplishment Bo was elated to share.

"Excited that I don't need to go back to the hospital," Bo said.

As the holiday season approaches, Bo and his family prepare for his celebration of life party - now that he told cancer peace out!