4-year-old leukemia patient is in remission

by Rachel Hunter

Cohen Whitford was all smiles last Sunday during a benefit walk/run held in his honor for two reasons: it was his birthday – and his doctor just told him that his cancer is in remission.

Master Whitford is the son of Justin and Cheyenne Whitford of Edwards. He was diagnosed on July 14 with leukemia. Since then the family has been incurring the cost of medical treatments. That’s why the second annual G3 Training Center Unite, Fight and Knock-out Leukemia Benefit Run/Walk was held in Cohen Whitford’s honor. The benefit was held to offset the recurring costs of his treatment, which they said will continue for the next three years.

Hundreds of community members – including the Gouverneur Wildcat and the Edwards-Knox Cougars sports teams – showed up for the benefit, which included the walk/run and a silent auction. Strandz Hair Salon was also there providing orange highlights and hair extensions.

The walk/run raised $2,896.60, and the benefit raised another $12,000.

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