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In-Depth at 6:30: Warrior Wagons

July 17, 2017 07:39 PM

(ABC 6 News)--The parents of an Austin boy who lost his battle with cancer are giving back to help other families whose children were recently diagnosed with cancer.

We were there when 2-year-old Drew Becker was surprised by Santa in December and in January when the Make-A-Wish Foundation surprised him with a trip to Disney World.

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Drew died about one week after returning home from that vacation.

During his battle with stage four neuroblastoma, Drew spent 160 days at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus.

Drew’s mom and dad, Heidi and Josh Becker started a non-profit called "Warrior Wagons" after a collapsible wagon was given to them during Drew’s treatment and turned out to be very helpful.

The donating collapsible wagons are filled with comfort items to families in the hospital, like plates, cups, metal silverware, gift cards, towels, movies and much more.

"It's just a way to help them feel more at home, more comfortable here in this setting and it's things that the Beckers really found helpful when they were here with Drew," said Child Life Specialist, Tara Lodermeier.

Eight or nine wagons have been donated so far. Tara said when the Warrior Wagon idea is presented to the families, they have a choice to give back any items they don’t need or want. She said everyone has kept everything in the wagon.


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