Special Reports

The power of will: Chapter 1

The power of will

Baby Will (CREDIT: Pat Lacey )

Lacey family

Will Lacey at 4 months old, shortly before being diagnosed with cancer.

FOR LACEY PROJECT ONLY. Lacey_online_Photo - Lacey family. Info from source: Taken on August 10, 2006. (Lacey family)

Lacey family

Dina, Pat, and Will Lacey on their way to a birthday party in April 2006, while Will was undergoing chemotherapy.

Sleeping again --- Will Lacey sleeping in the hospital. : Taken August 1, 2006. (Lacey family)

Lacey family

Will Lacey going through his most brutal stretch of chemotherapy, just a few weeks before his second birthday.

Getting ready for CT --- Will Lacey in the hospital. September 14, 2006. (Lacey family)

Lacey family

Will getting ready for scans at Children’s Hospital in September 2006. After the scans came back, the Laceys were told that Will’s cancer was incurable.

Lacey_online_Photo - Will Lacey driving a toy car. Info from source: Taken July 25, 2006. (Lacey family)

Lacey family

Will driving a toy car while visiting his grandparents in Rhode Island in July 2006.

FOR LACEY PROJECT ONLY. Lacey_online_Photo - Info from source: Will Lacey eating hot dogs at the hospital. Taken July 11, 2006. (Lacey family)

Lacey family

Will eats his first-ever hot dog in July 2006.

Another hospital stay --- : Will Lacey at the hospital. January 22, 2007. (Lacey family)

Lacey family

Will at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, preparing to receive an infusion that would make him radioactive. Note the lead-lined shields on either side of the bed to protect people from him.

FOR LACEY PROJECT ONLY. Lacey_online_Photo Info from source: Will Lacey during his third birthday. Taken August 24, 2007. (Lacey family)

Lacey family

Will Lacey during his third birthday on Aug. 24, 2007.

( CREDIT: Lacey family ) Taken on December 15, 2006 8.3.750720981 -- 2 years old

Lacey family

When Will was 2, his father Pat gave him the job of “tree topper” at Christmas. Each year, Pat hoists Will up to the top of the tree as his mother, Dina, takes the photo. It has become their most important family tradition.

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