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Dawsonville mother is thankful for a praying community
Womans 10-year-old son is diagnosed with cancer
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“Soldier Boy” Kenny Stewart and his mother, Ana Miles, are grateful to the Dawsonville community for its continued support as Kenny begins a second round of treatment for cancer. - photo by Michele Hester

Kenny Stewart and his mother, Ana Miles, say they are blessed to have such a large family.

“Dawsonville, this whole community, this whole county, they are our family,” Miles said. “And after everything they have done for us, we think it’s important to let them know what’s going on.”

Earlier this year, Miles received a phone call no mother wants to hear —her 10-year-old son’s cancer had returned with a vengeance.
“He’s going to be back in treatment for the next year and a half,” she said. “His cancer has spread throughout his brain and back, and we have to start treatment immediately.”

Stewart was first diagnosed with meddullablastoma, a form of cancer that forms brain tumors primarily in children, in 2008. After treatment, he had spent the past 18 months living a cancer-free life.

“It’s a very stubborn cancer, and when it shows signs or when it spreads like it has, it’s a race against time to get it to stop spreading,” Miles said.

The news of Stewart’s relapse spread quickly through the community. Miles again saw the impact of her “Soldier Boy,” as many call him because of his interest in the military.

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