St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway: 7-year-old Aaron beats the odds

Posted at 7:07 PM, Apr 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-20 19:07:47-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - Meet 7-year-old Aaron Woods, a non-stop bundle of energy. We caught up to him while he was playing a game of make believe with his dad, Scott.

But there was a time when Scott and his wife were told this little boy's days were numbered.

“He was given 6 to 12 months to live, that was almost 3 years ago,” says Scott.

Scott was on deployment when Aaron had a fall and was diagnosed with a brain cancer.  He wanted the best treatment for Aaron but he was initially reluctant to go to St. Jude until a local cancer expert convinced him.

“What really sold me was he said, 'You can go to these people who follow the recipe or you can come to the people who wrote the recipe,'” says Scott.

Two days later, they were on a plane to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The family spent most of the major holidays on the campus.

It was a rocky and at times rough road to recovery.

"I'm an engineer by trade and he actually got more radiation in one sitting than I’ve gotten in 25 years of working the reactors,” says Scott.

On the most recent trip to St. Jude, the family was given the best news ever! After reviewing his scans he was given the all clear! They don't want to see him again for six months.

“Being able to see how far Aaron has come is nothing short of a miracle,” says Elizabeth Lowney, Aaron’s mother.

There were days during treatment when Aaron could barely walk, so watching him play is much like a miracle for the family.

“It's like the happiest day ever,” says Lowney.

“Every day I wake up is like Christmas morning, every morning,” says Scott.

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