Presque Isle, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Getting up and out of the house is getting harder for Zach Gagnon, the 13-year-old boy is often tired and has aches in his back. Before leaving his home in Caribou on Wednesday he needs pain medicine.
"It is becoming more difficult over time he's extremely tired, the tumors on his lung have expanded. he was a swollen lymph node on his right neck so it's extremely difficult for him to get up and get dressed," explains his mom, Peggy Gagnon. "Simple things we take for granted every day we get up in the morning and get dressed and go to work for him it's a complete different story it's very exhausting for him to just put a pair of clothes on."
Zach's mother Peggy is a single mom, who is facing rising medical bills. They do have a fundraiser page through the crowdfunding website YOUCARING
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. The American Childhood Cancer Organization says about 15 thousand children under 21 are diagnosed with cancer each year and about 1 in 4 will not survive. It is raising money to fund more childhood cancer research.
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