CHINO (CBS) — Daily chemotherapy and radiation treatments would hobble most people, but not 6-year-old Jose Verduzco of Chino.

Jose, who loves baseball, was first diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in February. When he was first diagnosed with the disease, doctors operated on Jose, removing the tumor, but it grew back to its original size within six days.

jose verduzco Chino Boy, 6, Battles Stage 4 Brain Cancer

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Jose has endured four major brain surgeries over the past few months, but at least he’s been allowed to come home after a 2-month hospital stay. At home, he can hit a few balls and play Legos with his brothers, but doctors have ordered him to take it easy.

That doesn’t keep Jose from sharing a few laughs with his family, whose finances have been hit hard by their oldest boys’ health problems.

Members of the Chino community have decided to come together to help Jose and his parents with their mounting hospital bills.

A fundraiser held by Jose’s school, E.J. Marshall Elementary, takes place Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. at Carl’s Jr., 12005 Central Ave.

Checks can also be mailed to a fund established by his elementary school. Send those to:

E.J. Marshall Elementary
c/o Rosalba Ledesma
12045 Telephone Ave.
Chino, CA 91710

You can reach the school at (909) 627-9741.

Comments (10)
  1. CAN says:

    May God bless Jose and his family. What an inspiration he is. Miracles happen. Don’t give up. I’m praying for you.

    1. rob says:

      Stay strong little man, our future needs you, you have been thru alot, be tuff and stay strong

  2. Cancer survivor says:

    As a survivor & a mother of 3 my hearts goes out to u little man… It doesn’t just effect the patient or finances but the emotions of each family member. I PRAY THAT god will provide a great spiritual God fearing support group for u & ur family… My prayers are with u all… GOD bless u & keep up the fight…

    1. Rock says:

      Thank You for you kind words….

  3. James says:

    How can you be so racist?? So Hispanic kid doesn’t deserve to live but you do? Don’t worry when it’s your time to go, God will give you what you deserve.

  4. Ed Rooney says:

    Would it be better if it were a 4 year old with Stage 6 cancer? See what I did there?

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