MAUREPAS — In a heartwarming display of resilience, 8-year-old Beckham Carpenter, a self-professed mega fan of country singer Luke Combs, has overcome tremendous challenges during the past three years.

Since 2019, Beckham has been bravely fighting cancer, proving that his journey has been more tumultuous than picturesque.

“We got the diagnosis that it was Ewing sarcoma, which is typically found in the bones, often in kids’ legs or arms from sports,” Beckham’s mother Michelle Carpenter shared. “However, in Beckham’s case, it was in his head. He had a brain tumor.”

Doctors discovered the tumor while conducting a routine procedure to insert tubes in Beckham’s ears. This unexpected revelation marked the beginning of a grueling battle against the disease.

“We endured 17 rounds of chemotherapy and 31 rounds of radiation, all while navigating the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to restrictions, we were confined to the hospital room, and even Beckham’s brother couldn’t visit him,” Michelle recalled.

Battling cancer is arduous for any family, but the global pandemic added an extra layer of difficulty to Beckham’s journey.

Yet, in the face of adversity, Beckham and his mother found solace and joy through their own creativity. “I played “Break the Ice: with mom and the doctors,” Beckham said.

To lift their spirits and find respite from the challenges, they turned to the music of Beckham’s favorite country artist, Luke Combs.


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