VIDEO: Windsor Boy Fighting Cancer Now in Hospice Care
A nine-year-old Windsor boy who is fighting cancer is now in hospice care.
Huntre Allard, who has captured the attention and the hearts of many in the community for his positive attitude, is the second youngest person to receive care from the Hospice of Windsor-Essex.
Allard was diagnosed with stage four Glioblastoma brain cancer last year. It carries an average survival rate of 12 to 18 months.
Huntre's mother Lisa Aylesworth tells CTV Windsor they were offered experimental treatment in June, but Huntre didn't want to go to any more hospitals.
That is when doctors said Huntre only had about two weeks to live, and the young boy was taken to hospice on June 27th.
Lisa Aylesworth and her son Huntre Allard who is battling cancer (Photo courtesy of CTV Windsor's Bob Bellacicco)
Aylesworth says she does not want the journey to end but knows it's going to.
"He's starting to get shaking seizures, which is the cancer spreading," says Aylesworth.
She says ten weeks later, her son continues to beat the odds and while it's a blessing, she doesn't want him to suffer.
"Had to make funeral arrangements and those kinds of things that no mom wants to do, no mom should have to do," says Aylesworth.
Allard brought smiles to the faces of his classmates when he briefly returned to class at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Elementary School in February.
His family also took him to Florida for a couple of weeks, and his brother Austin even escorted him to his prom.
Family members say they appreciate how the community has rallied around their "hero."
Aylesworth says they want to give back, and are planning to create a foundation in Huntre's name to cover the costs for other children and their families who are battling cancer.